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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
  • Benton fire destroys garage, vehicle

  • An attached garage in the 1300 block of Whisper Way along with a 2005 vehicle parked inside the garage were destroyed by fire on July 11, according to Benton firefighter Jeff Coleman.
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  • An attached garage in the 1300 block of Whisper Way along with a 2005 vehicle parked inside the garage were destroyed by fire on July 11, according to Benton firefighter Jeff Coleman.
    He said firefighters responded at 8:41 p.m. and damage was contained to the attached garage. Coleman said the home sustained minor smoke damage and damage to the siding.
    He said the fire was an accident. The garage contents and vehicle are a total loss. Coleman said damage is estimated at $35,000.
    Benton Fire Department received mutual aid from West Frankfort, West City, Ewing-Northern Fire Protection District and Buckner fire departments.
    Firefighters were called to McGuire Chiropractic at 7:49 a.m. on July 12.
    Coleman said an electrical fire was contained to the bathroom. Firefighters remained on the scene for an hour and a half.
    Coleman said the business was closed for the remainder of Friday. He said the damage is estimated at $5,500.
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