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Mattoon fire

Firefighters responded at 11:02 a.m. Friday to a car fire at Lake Land Boulevard and Marshall Avenue. The fire was caused by a leak in the gas tank under the car. The firefighters needed to use foam to smother the fire, which kept reigniting. No injuries were reported. The firefighters cleared the scene by 11:59 a.m.

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Firefighters responded at 6:53 p.m. Thursday to a false alarm at Williams Elementary School, 1709 S. Ninth St. The alarm took place during a family night event with a large crowd in attendance. They needed to evacuate from the building as a precaution. The firefighters cleared the scene by 7:14 p.m.


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