Princeville store catches fire

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PRINCEVILLE, Ill. (WMBD) — A fire broke out at the Country Feed & Supplies store in Princeville around 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday.

More than five fire crews responded to the incident, including the Chillicothe Fire Department and the Brimfield Community Fire Protection District.

Chad Hughes, the Deputy Chief of the Akron-Princeville Fire Protection District said it took hours to get inside.

After firefighters broke a large garage-like door down the crews were able to get the fire under control in about 40 minutes.

Officials said no one was hurt.

Chief Hughes said animal bedding in the store caught fire because of an electrical issue. The fire also affected a tire shop next door.

The owners of Country Feed & Supplies had plans to open a new restaurant this spring after a fire destroyed Los Jimadores Mexican Restaurant last June. The restaurant was going to be next to the Country Feed & Supplies location.

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