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Attic fire damages Oglesby home

Posted by wlpo on February 9, 2013

If you smell smoke, something is burning.  An attic fire in Oglesby wasn’t noticed until the morning after a couple starting smelling smoke.

Fire Chief Ron Popurello says Kyle Oberholz and his wife smelled smoke Friday night but didn’t see any smoke or fire.  They called the fire department after still smelling smoke Saturday morning and seeing smoke coming through the eves. 

          Popurello says it was an electric fire that was smoldering in the insulation.  It burned through three rafters.  Firefighters had to pull the ceiling down in one room.  The couple was planning to stay with family.

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