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Fire Causes Minor Damage to Gerharz Funeral Home

No one was injured, and a section of the roof was damaged in the fire.

Lemont firefighters Tuesday morning were able to quickly extinguish a small fire at Gerharz Funeral Home, 501 State St. 

The fire started around 7:30 a.m. on the second floor and crawled up a wall, damaging a soffit and a portion of the roof, said Battalion Chief Tim Oslakovich. The fire was out by 8 a.m. 

"As far as fires go, it's the kind we like to see," Oslakovich said. "Quick, neat, no injuries and no major damage."

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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