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Apartment in Monmouth catches fire; smoke billows from broken windows

A home was on fire about three blocks east of the Monmouth Police Department early Friday evening, May 29.
Credit: Monmouth Fire Department
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This was the scene at a fire in Monmouth, a few blocks east of the Monmouth Police Department. Updates will be added here: https://tinyurl.com/y7krdjkm

Posted by WQAD on Friday, May 29, 2020

MONMOUTH, Ill. — An apartment complex about three blocks east of the Monmouth Police Department caught on fire Friday, May 29.

Smoke was billowing from the home, at the intersection of East 4th Avenue and South 3rd Street.  According to the Monmouth Fire Department, the fire started before 3:30 p.m.

Several firefighters from multiple departments responded to the scene.  Crews were actively spraying water on the fire and smoke could be seen billowing out of broken windows.

Crews were on scene for about three hours.

The fire did not spread to any surrounding buildings and was contained to the apartment building.  

There were no reported injuries. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshal.