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Car Fire in Fairbury

At approximately 10:30 p.m., Monday, October 3, Fairbury Rural Fire responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at 3rd and G Streets in Fairbury. By the time firefighters arrived, the vehicle, a silver SUV, was completely engulfed in flames.Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies blocked off portions of the surrounding area to keep people away from the dangerous situation. At one point, there was an explosion.Visible flames were out by approximately 11:00 p.m. but considerable smoke still poured from the vehicle. Firefighters were unable to open the hood to extinguish any fire inside the vehicle and were forced to cut the hood open with a saw.The...


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