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Saturday fire demolishes Colona laundromat

Officials say the laundromat is a total loss. The 7-Eleven store next door is closed until further notice due to water damage.

COLONA, Ill. — UPDATE (Jan. 16): Officials said the laundromat facility is a total loss. 

The 7-Eleven store next door sustained water damage. It is closed until further notice, according to fire crews.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office.

ORIGINAL (Jan. 15): A large fire broke out at a laundromat in Colona late Saturday night, Jan. 15.

Multiple crews were called to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. Jan. 15 on 1st Avenue and Illinois Route 84.

Intense flames were seen shooting through the roof. Authorities believe a dryer machine may have started the blaze.

News 8 was told that no one was inside the building at the time.

There was no word on if the facility is a total loss as of Saturday. The remained under investigation.