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DuQuoin firefighter killed while battling blaze

A firefighter from DuQuoin was killed after receiving burn injuries while battling a multiple alarm fire in Pinckneyville, Illinois.

The fire broke out at the antique store in downtown Pinckneyville and quickly spread to the opera house next door. Firefighters from all different communities were called to the scene to assist in the large fire.

The owners of the shop live above it in an apartment and were all able to escape without injury. Both buildings were completely destroyed in the fire. Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.