Carterville Fire Destroys Longtime Business
Residents gathered near Carterville's historic downtown for several hours, watching as the fire burned through one building and threatened others. Mayor Bill Mausey says older buildings make these fires harder to fight because the timbers provide kindling for the blaze. The mayor says the fire is unfortunate but he's confident the community will recover and the city will do what it can to help.
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Police Beat for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015