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Residents observe Prophetstown fire anniversary

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:04 p.m. CST

PROPHETSTOWN (AP) — A small community in northwestern Illinois has marked the first anniversary of a damaging fire.

Residents of Prophetstown gathered Tuesday for a ceremony to celebrate the first responders and the ground-breaking of a new building downtown. A 79-year-old woman presented a plaque to the four firefighters who saved her life.

The fire destroyed eight buildings in historic downtown Prophetstown and caused $3 million in damages.

Two underage brothers were each sentenced to five years of probation for starting the fire.

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