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Town of Avon church burns

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Gazette Staff
February 10, 2009
— An overnight fire destroyed the Avon Community Church, 15538 Beloit-Newark Road, in Avon Township.

The cause of the fire in the community in far southwestern Rock County was unknown this morning.


The fire was reported at 9 p.m. Monday, and Orfordville firefighters cleared the scene at 2:30 this morning, according to department records.


It was the second fire in a day for the Orfordville department, which responded to a barn fire at 7715 S. County H in Newark Township early Monday morning. An unknown number of goats died in the fire.


Seven fire departments from Wisconsin and Illinois assisted Orfordville at the church fire, including town of Beloit, Footville, Janesville, Beloit and Brodhead.



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