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Fatal Fire Not Linked To Streator Arsons

Posted by wlpo on December 6, 2012

There are about 20 unsolved arsons in the past year and a half in Streator.  This week’s fatal fire doesn’t appear to be adding to the list.

62-year old Brent Vorhees was pronounced dead at the scene of a Tuesday afternoon fire in the 500 block of South Vermilion Street.  Streator Detective Robert Turner says it doesn’t look like this fire is related to a bunch of arsons in the city dating back to last spring.  Among the unsolved fires are the August fires of Lipton Tea building and an apartment fire that killed a 5-year old girl

Turner says this past Tuesday’s fire started inside Vorhees’ home.  Investigators are unsure if there were any working smoke detectors when the fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

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