La Salle Fire Department

It looks like a fire that burned a man in La Salle was an accident.

While an arson investigator was called to the 900 block of Grant Street to look at the cause of an apartment fire Saturday, officers think there is no foul play.  A 57-year-old man living at the apartment suffered burns to his back and face.  He was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru where he was last listed in stable condition.

Fire departments from Peru and Utica assisted La Salle at the fire which broke out around 1 Saturday afternoon.  The apartment was up in flames by time firefighters arrived. 

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