Fire destroys rural home


MENDOTA – Fire completely destroyed a house in the 3600 block of East First Road west of the Nicor gas plant at 2:51 p.m. July 18.

Firefighters from Mendota and Troy Grove arrived on the scene to find the house fully involved in fire. The MABAS box alarm was requested for tenders. Mutual aid tenders came from Peru, Arlington, Earlville and Sublette.

The house was a total loss and the cause of the fire is undetermined. It is being investigated by the Mendota/Troy Grove Fire Department and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

There were no injuries and firefighters cleared the scene at 5:07 p.m.

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