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Rural home destroyed by fire


Smoke can be seen late Thursday afternoon following a morning house fire in rural Chenoa.

A home in rural Chenoa was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, although officials are not sure of the cause.


Firefighters were called to the fully engulfed house located at Erdman Dairy, along McLean County Road 2650 North, at 3:50 a.m. No one was home at the time and the single-occupant home was a complete loss, according to Fairbury Assistant Fire Chief Josh Hoselton. There were no reports of injuries.


Responding fire departments came from Chenoa, Fairbury, Forrest, Strawn, Pontiac, Colfax, Cropsey and Saunemin. The scene was cleared shortly after 6 a.m. although smoke was observed coming from the remnants of the home throughout the day.

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