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6:44 PM, Jun 21, 2012   |    comments
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Photo courtesy of NewsChannel 5 Photojournalist David Mueth.

Collinsville, IL (KSDK) - A fire in Collinsville has destroyed five townhomes.

The first started shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Rolling Oaks.

The fire started in one unit and spread to four others.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross St. Louis Chapter is assisting seven adults and a child with food, clothing, and shelter.

Authorities say the fire started in the laundry room in apartment 109 near the dryer, but do not know the exact cause.


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