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Fire in DePue

Firefighters from DePue, Bureau, Ladd, Hennepin, Spring Valley and Peru battled an apartment fire at 226 West St. in DePue from 11:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Saturday. Personnel from 10/33 Ambulance Service were also at the scene checking on firefighters due to the cold weather conditions. The upstairs portion of the apartment was heavily damaged while the lower portion received water damage, said DePue fire chief Steve Rauh. The state fire marshal’s office determined the fire’s cause was electrical in nature.

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