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House Destroyed By New Year’s Eve Fire

A house at 7th and A Streets in Fairbury was gutted by fire the morning of the last day of 2022.Fairbury Rural Fire and Jansen Rural Fire departments were dispatched to the scene of the house fire at approximately 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, January 31. The dispatcher reported the house was already “engulfed.”According to Assistant Fire Chief Judd Stewart, the first arriving fire engine was on location within minutes of the fire call. Firefighters arrived to find a well involved attached garage and detached garage to the rear of the house. Access through the alley was blocked by downed power lines.Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies advised the h...

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