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AP-IL-MuseumArson

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:07:32 CDT



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     ALTAMONT, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities in the south-central Illinois
community of Altamont say a small fire at a community museum was
deliberately set during a burglary.

     Monday's fire at the Altamont Living Museum caused minor damage
to a doorway. No one was injured.

     Jon Becker, chief of the Altamont Fire Protection District,
tells the Effingham Daily News (http://bit.ly/18yAdlP ) that the
thieves got away with a small amount of cash.

     The museum is also a concert hall and theater.

     ___

     Information from: Effingham Daily News,
http://www.effinghamdailynews.com

     

     (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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