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Clean-up continues in downtown Prophetstown, Illinois as crews were hard at work clearing away debris left by a devastating fire nearly two months ago.

The early morning fire damaged eight buildings and a number of them were destroyed. Now demolition of the remaining debris is expected to cost up to 1$60-thousand. 
     
Despite the cost, residents say they are looking forward to rebuilding.


"This town has kind of stuck together, they've all been helpful and volunteering," said Richard Buell. "Trying to do what they can and I think their whole mission is to get it cleaned up and get businesses put in there again."

Prophetstown's mayor says so far three businesses have expressed interest in considering to rebuild on the site. 
     
No word yet on how much that rebuilding project will cost but donations are still coming in from around the community.