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Firefighters battle blaze in Belleville

Fire chief explains what happened

State Park, Illinois, Fire Chief Herb Simmons Jr., discusses what happened in a home fire Monday at 2800 Arlington near Collinsville, Illinois.
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State Park, Illinois, Fire Chief Herb Simmons Jr., discusses what happened in a home fire Monday at 2800 Arlington near Collinsville, Illinois.

A house in the 2800 block of Arlington near State Park Place has been heavily damaged by smoke and fire. Firefighters are on scene and appear to have the fire under control.

Both people inside the home, as well as several pets, were able to escape safely.

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