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October 28, 2013

Illinois town loses 89-year-old church in fire

ROYALTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are trying to pinpoint what caused a weekend fire that destroyed an 89-year-old church in the southern Illinois village of Royalton.

Officials say no injuries resulted from the pre-dawn blaze Sunday involving the three-story First Christian Church that’s been a fixture in the 1,100-resident Franklin County town since 1924.

Fire Chief Mike Hooker says the cause of the fire could run the gamut, noting that this is the time of year owners of homes and businesses traditionally fire up their furnaces.

Firefighters from Royalton and surrounding communities took roughly three hours to control the blaze.

There’s no immediate word about whether the church’s congregation intends to rebuild.

Royalton is a village of about 1,100 residents in Franklin County, about 15 miles north of Carbondale.

 

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