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Siren Report: No injuries reported after vehicle struck utility pole
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Siren Report: No injuries reported after vehicle struck utility pole

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With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it's even more important to help ensure you are prepared in the event of a home fire.

Mattoon fire

Firefighters were dispatched at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday in response to a vehicle striking an electrical utility pole in the 1100 block of North 19th Street. No injuries were reported. The pole was damaged by the collision and its wires were sagging. Firefighters blocked traffic in the vicinity while an Ameren Illinois crew dealt with the damaged pole.

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Firefighters responded to a false alarm at 3:16 p.m. Monday at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. They were called off on the way.

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Firefighters responded to a contractor accidentally rupturing a natural gas line at 12:18 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of North 22nd Street. An Ameren Illinois crew was called in to repair the damaged line.

Mattoon police

Vehicles driven by Robert D. Fisher Jr. of Mattoon and Robert T. Dunning of Charleston collided at 11:09 a.m. Monday at 10th Street and Charleston Avenue, near Domino's Pizza.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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