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Crews battle Cairo house fire

A firefighter tells us the house had been empty for years and had no utilities hooked up. A firefighter tells us the house had been empty for years and had no utilities hooked up.
Investigators say they got the call around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived flames were shooting from the second floor of the house. Investigators say they got the call around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived flames were shooting from the second floor of the house.
As the fire grew firefighters realized the building was too big and too unstable for them to effectively battle the flames, so they decided to let the house burn. As the fire grew firefighters realized the building was too big and too unstable for them to effectively battle the flames, so they decided to let the house burn.
CAIRO, IL (KFVS) -

Cairo fire crews fought a house fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire destroyed an abandoned two story house on the corner of 22nd and Martin Luther King drive.

Investigators say they got the call around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived flames were shooting from the second floor of the house.

As the fire grew firefighters realized the building was too big and too unstable for them to effectively battle the flames, so they decided to let the house burn.

A firefighter tells us the house had been empty for years and had no utilities hooked up.

No word on a cause early Tuesday morning.

No one was hurt.

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