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 - Early-Morning Fire Destroys Taylorville...
Early-Morning Fire Destroys Taylorville Department Store By Dick Zaker Taylorville Fire destroyed Sherman's Department Store on the square in Taylorville early Sunday, with three neighboring stores suffering smoke and water damage and three firemen injured while battling the flames. About three or four families living in apartments above the store escaped the early morning fire. One of those residents reported to police that she heard a muffled explosion at about 12:55 a.m. and noticed the fire soon afterwards. She could not be identified immediately. The other stores damaged were DiPlotti's Shoe Store, Bill's Dollar Store and the P.N. HirshCo. The Taylorville fire department was joined by units from Stonington, Morrisonville, Kin-caid, Tovey, Pana and Owaneco in bringing the main fire under control by 4 a.m. . However, the flames rekindled at 6 a.m. and again at about 1:30 p.m., according to Taylorville Fire Qirnrnings. He said the completely about 6 p.m. did not yet know the fire. The three were Gene Aldridge Halfliger. Dunn suffered second degree face, neck and admitted to Memorial was reported in

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 01 Dec 1975, Mon,
  3. Page 16

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