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Close call video: Explosion at fatal Illinois house fire

Wall brought down by explosion in Decatur

Decatur FD Video

Video originally posted by Decatur Fire Department of the Cantrell St. Fire close call. Here’s hoping that all members involved are ok following the event. Original video credit: Monique Hicks.

Posted by Flashpoint Equipment on Sunday, January 6, 2019

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Decatur (IL) Fire Department has released those two videos showing the explosion that occurred at a deadly house fire on December 28. The explosion took down a wall of the home. The fire killed a 67-year-old woman who firefighters were unable to rescue because of fire conditions. She died of smoke inhalation. News coverage can be found here.

16th & Cantrell fire on 12-28-2018

Here is a short video clip of the fire at 16th and Cantrell last Friday. The conditions changed rapidly, and we were lucky no firefighters were hurt. If anyone has video of this fire they would like to share, we would appriciate it, as it might help with our investigation. Anyone with info can call 424-2811. Sadly, the lone occupant died in this fire. It was the 3rd fire fatality of 2018.

Posted by Decatur Fire Department on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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