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June 28, 2014

Fires under investigation

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MT. VERNON — —

The MVFD was called to a car fire on South 24th Street at 12:13 a.m. Friday, then received the report of a home fire in the 1000 block of South 13th Street at 12:24 a.m. JFPD was called for mutual aid to the home fire, which was put out by an extinguisher before firefighters arrived. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Sargent said both fires in the city are also being investigated as arson. The Illinois State Fire Marshal has been contacted and will be working with the investigators from both departments in assessing evidence found at all scenes, Sargent said.

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    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows were held Saturday morning outside the University of Illinois Extension Office in Mt. Vernon. Thirteen dogs and seven cats were judged as part of the competition. Animals were evaluated on factors like care and handling, and obedience. The fair continues today with a Sheep Show at 8 a.m., a Swine Show at 7:30 p.m., and Farm Bureau Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. These events will all be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds behind Rend Lake College.

    4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows

    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows were held Saturday morning outside the University of Illinois Extension Office in Mt. Vernon. Thirteen dogs and seven cats were judged as part of the competition. Animals were evaluated on factors like care and handling, and obedience. The fair continues today with a Sheep Show at 8 a.m., a Swine Show at 7:30 p.m., and Farm Bureau Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. These events will all be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds behind Rend Lake College.

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