Fire guts rural Streator home

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STREATOR – A rural home west of Streator was gutted after a fire Wednesday afternoon.   According to the Reading Fire Department, around 3 PM they were called to the area of Route 18 and East 15th Road.  When they arrived, flames were showing from the roof.   High winds caused Reading Fire Chief Paul Losey to call for mutual aid from eight other area departments.  The fire took two hours to bring under control and no injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.