Swansea mayor's home catches fire

10:47 PM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
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Swansea, IL (KSDK) - Investigators with the Swansea Fire Department are working to determine what caused a fire to break out at the home of the city's mayor Monday evening.

The fire occurred at Swansea Mayor Jim Rauckman's home on Ednick Drive. The mayor's 14-year-old son contacted the fire department.  Mayor Rauckman was not home at the time of the fire.

The fire started in a trash can at the back of the residence and spread to the roof and other parts of the home from there.

The damage is extensive and the home could be a total loss.

No injuries were reported.


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