Early Morning Structure Fire Closes Streets in Downtown Sterling


A structure fire at 446 Route 2 (Lincoln Highway) has closed some downtown Sterling streets. Fire agencies from surrounding departments including assistance from Clinton are on scene of an apartment fire, with State Patrol and Sterling Police along with IDOT, detouring traffic around the area with barricades in place.

The origin of the fire has yet to be released. Pedestrians and vehicles should avoid the area until it’s determined safe to so. No official statement is available at this time. This is an on going investigation. Reports will follow.

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