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Fire Strikes Clinton Assembly Of God Church

Hundreds of firefighters from across central Illinois battled a four alarm fire at the Clinton Assembly of God church for over two hours Tuesday morning.


Clinton Health and Safety Commissioner Dan Ballenger told Regional Radio News that the blaze was pretty much extinguished around 11 o'clock Tuesday morning...



Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers was the first on the scene just after 8am, and radioed the fire call in....



No one is believed to have been in the building when the fire started.  Commissioner Ballenger says thankfully the only injuries suffered were a few cases of heat exhaustion...



The damage to the church was extensive.  The Illinois State Fire Marshall Office has been called in to investigate.  A complete rundown of departments involved has not been released.  


Numerous pictures and video from the scene of the Clinton Assembly of God fire are available on DeWittDailyNews.com, and our Facebook page.


We will have more on this story as more details are released.



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