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Officials investigating overnight farm fire in Malta

May 6, 2018

MALTA – The state fire marshal and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an overnight fire at a farm complex at Gurler and Shabbona roads, according to Malta Fire Protection District Chief Karl Froehlich.

Froehlich said when his department responded about 1:45 a.m., multiple buildings were engulfed, and that a house was involved, as well, and with assistance from several other departments, it took about half an hour to get the fire under control.

While he said no firefighters were hurt, he declined to say whether any residents were hurt, but said more information will be released later today.

This story will be updated.