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December 31, 2012
The Herald-Star

Toronto fire results in loss of residence

TORONTO - City fire crews responded to an early morning residential fire this morning at 1505 N. Fifth St., according to city fire reports.

The unnamed family, including a woman and an infant girl, got out safely, but not before fire gutted the house. Crews from the Toronto Fire Department arrived at 4:44 a.m. to a fully engaged structure fire, according to reports.

The blaze took about a half-hour to control, and firefighters were still on the scene as of 7:30 a.m. this morning. Crews from the Empire and Stratton volunteer fire departments also provided mutual aid, and no cause for the fire had been determined as of today. No injuries were reported.

Smithfield releases monthly report

SMITHFIELD - Village Police Chief Robert Miecziekowski gave the December police report at a recent meeting of Village Council.

There were 55 traffic citations, as well as 60 warnings; two expired plates; two no operator's licenses; three driving while under suspension charges; one criminal suspension; two child endangerment charges; three harassments, two drug violations', one assist to the water department; and assists to emergency squads.

Miecziekowski cautioned those walking on the streets to wear lighter colored clothing or reflective vests, as it is hard to see a walker wearing dark clothing.

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