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11/1/2012 9:17:00 PM
Investigators: Small Halloween fire was no accident

Matthew Baker
Staff Writer

La Salle police are investigating a suspicious fire.

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire at an unoccupied home in the 1200 block of Linden Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The fire apparently originated on the home’s porch and spread to a pile of nearby leaves. Although damage was minimal, fire chief Andy Bacidore said it does not appear to have been started accidentally. The official cause of the fire is still unknown, he said.

A neighbor first spotted the fire, he said.

Police Lt. Mike Smudzinski said investigators will look for information into the cause of the fire, but there’s no sign yet of who set the fire.
Bacidore said the fire department is currently attempting to identify which bank owns the property.

Matthew Baker can be reached at (815) 220-6933, or

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