The home of Jeff and Heather Decker, located at 11009 W. State Street Road, sustained heavy damage from a fire on Friday, March 30. The garage was a total loss.
DOUG SCHRODER PHOTOS The Gazette

By Doug Schroder, Editor

Over 20 fire crews responded to a garage and house fire at the home of Jeff and Heather Decker, located at 11009 W. State Street Road in Winnebago on Friday, March 30.  Officials say the initial dispatch call came in around 3 p.m. as a grass and garage fire.

An Illinois State Trooper said he was driving down US-20, and saw the fire. He immediately pulled over, jumped a fence,  and knocked on the front door. Those inside didn’t even realize their home was on fire.

 

 

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