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2 rescued from house fire in Washington

The homes attic caught on fire early Wednesday morning

WASHINGTON, IL - The attic of a home at 200 Loren Street in Washington caught on fire early Wednesday morning. Northern Tazewell Fire Chief Kris Baker said around 4:15 AM neighbors woke up and saw the fire. They ran over to the house, and woke up the two elderly people inside. Both were on oxygen and got out safely, including their pets. East Peoria and Washington fire departments responded shortly after, and put out the fire in about 30 to 40 minutes.

"It was hard to get to, being in the attic, and there was really no good way to hit it so we got it from the outside, and started attacking it and made our way inside and tried to get the rest of it put out" said Kris Baker, Northern Tazewell Fire Chief. 

Chief Baker believes the house is a total loss. What caused the fire is still under investigation. 

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