Fire destroys Washburn home

By Denise Jackson

March 16, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 2:55 PM CDT

WASHBURN, Ill . -- A fire destroyed a Woodford County home on Sunday evening.

Fire officials believe the fire started on the second floor of the house just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Washburn Fire Department had to bring in water tankers to fight the blaze in the rural farm community.

They managed to contained the flames but had to tear down what was left of the structure.

It is unknown if anyone was home when the fire started.

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