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12/12/2012 7:35:00 AM
Fire destroys pole barn, damages truck near Oglesby

Oglesby firefighters douse a flare-up Wednesday morning at a barn destroyed by fire the night before.NewsTribune photo/Jeff Dankert
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Oglesby firefighters douse a flare-up Wednesday morning at a barn destroyed by fire the night before.
NewsTribune photo/Jeff Dankert

Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

A pole barn in rural Oglesby was destroyed by fire Tuesday night, but there were no injuries or damage to a nearby residence.

Oglesby fire chief Ron Popurella said a report of fire was submitted around 10 p.m. Tuesday for a fully-involved pole barn onEast Fourth Road southof County Highway 23 and west of Oglesby.

Thirty firefighters from Oglesby, Peru, Tonica and Utica responded in seven vehicles and were on scene for four hours. Popurella said the barn was a total loss and that a semi parked near the barn sustained damage, but there was no damage to the residence on the property.

A cause was not known but Popurella said the fire is not considered suspicious. The owner’s identity was not immediately available.

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