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Burning Streator home familiar to firefighters

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2016

The vacant house burning Saturday night in Streator was a familiar one to firefighters. They had been there before and had to return again about 10:30pm. Saturday.  According to a department release, the house, at 513 South Vermillion, was fully engulfed when the department arrived. The intense flames were about to ignite  2 neighboring homes in flames.

Firefighters, immediately went to work and saved those structures then extinguished the main fire before leaving after 1am. The home where the fire originated has severe damage.  The others received minor damage. The cause of the blaze is under investigation by Streator Fire and Police and the State Fire Marshall.

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