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Huntley apartment fire kills resident, leaves others homeless

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A firefighter works at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

Debris is left at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

Tim Olk of 1-800 Board Up works at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

Firefighters roll up hoses at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

A firefighter works at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

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Allen "Al" R. Jacobs got into a car accident as a teenager that left him without the use of his legs. Longtime friend Randy Albrecht said Jacobs always feared his death would come when something happened and he wouldn't be able to get away. Albrecht stood outside the charred remains of Jacobs' apartment building Sunday, thinking about the life of his 47-year-old friend, cut short after an early morning blaze.
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    • A firefighter works at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.
    •  Debris is left at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.
    •  Tim Olk of 1-800 Board Up works at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.
    •  Firefighters roll up hoses at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.
    •  A firefighter works at the scene of a fatal apartment fire Sunday morning in the Woodcreek Apartments complex in Huntley. Officials said one man was killed and about a dozen other residents were displaced by the early morning fire.
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