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Firefighters battle flames, frigid temperatures in DePue

Fire guts residential garage on bluff on village’s north side

The DePue Fire Department and firefighters from neighboring departments battled a structure fire at 1100 Rosehill Road on the north side of DePue Tuesday night.
The DePue Fire Department and firefighters from neighboring departments battled a structure fire at 1100 Rosehill Road on the north side of DePue Tuesday night.

DEPUE — DePue firefighters and those from neighboring departments were toned out early Tuesday evening for the report of a structure fire at 1100 Rosehill Road on the north side of DePue.

“Less than favorable conditions with the temps outside and the location made for a challenging evening,” DePue Fire Department posted in a Facebook message to colleagues late Tuesday. “Thank you to all for answering the call. Always appreciated.”

Firefighters from neighboring departments helped battle a structure fire that gutted a garage.

Departments that responded to the mutual aid request included Spring Valley Fire, Ladd Fire, Peru Fire, Bureau Fire and Seatonville Fire along with Spring Valley 10/33 and Princeton EMS ambulances for firefighter rehab.

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