Vacant home a total loss after fire


Decatur – Firefighters say they were called to 854 East William Street around 12:30 Thursday morning.


The house was vacant, and is a total loss. Firefighters also say the house next door has an estimated 26 thousand dollars in damages.


No one was hurt in the fire. However, the Red Cross did help a mother and child next door with food, clothing, and shelter. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


If you would like to help with monetary donations please call the Red Cross at (217) 428-7758.

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