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Fire destroys house west of Tonica

Posted by wlpo on August 12, 2014

The black smoke you saw near Tonica Tuesday morning was from fire consuming a two-story house. The fire was reported around 7:15am and had the house completely ablaze when firefighters from Tonica and Oglesby departments arrived.  Cedar Point and Lostant Fire also send trucks and Peru sent an ambulance.

Tonica Fire Information Officer Rick Turri says part of the house collapse keeping firefighters out. The house and everything in it is a total loss.

Roy Alleman Jr. owns the house. Everyone living there had already left for the day.

A state fire investigator is helping them figure out how the fire started.

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