Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

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Fire victims scrambling to rebuild lives

Posted by wlpo on May 3, 2015

Ron Pioli’s video, shown to “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO news” revealed deep black smoke and yellow flames 25 feet high consuming an old house. Oglesby Assistant Fire Chief Steve Maltas said 6 departments tried to save the 3 unit apartment house at 355 East Walnut yesterday, but could not.

The families were home when the fire erupted around 10am and all safely escaped. Firemen arrived in 10 minutes and police closed off streets. Maltas could not comment on a alleged hydrant failure. A state fire marshall examined the remains and will make a determination on the cause.

One of the victims is attempting to arrange a place for donations of clothing and furniture. Once arrangements are made, you will hear all the details on “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” and here on our website.

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