A fire destroyed several southern Illinois businesses.
A fire destroyed several southern Illinois businesses. Flames were first spotted at a restaurant in Olney a little after 4 a.m. A bar connected to the restaurant was also on fire when crews arrived.
Firefighters say it spread to a nearby Napa Auto Parts store, and oil and other chemicals sparked an explosion. A piece of metal hit a firefighters, but his injury was not serious.
Crews from seven communities were working for hours to put out all of the flames. No word on a cause.
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