Multiple fire crews respond to structure fire


 Broadlands -- Three commercial buildings in the heart of the small eastern Illinois town of Broadlands have been heavily damaged by fire.


Richard Hedrick is chief of the Broadlands-Longview Fire Protection District. The fire started very early Monday morning. The damage was estimated at $90,000 to $100,000. No one was injured.


Hedrick said the three buildings are used by an auction company for storage.


Officials from the state Fire Marshal's Office are investigating to determine the cause.


Broadlands is about 15 miles southeast of Champaign.

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