East Alton And Several Other Fire Departments Battle Structure Fire Wednesday Evening

EAST ALTON – East Alton Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 700 block of Ridgeway Drive around 4:17 p.m. Wednesday.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they noticed smoke coming from the eves of the house. Firefighters were able to get a quick knockdown of the fire in the split-level house. The fire appeared to have started on the first floor of the house.

East Alton called a box-alarm which brought Wood River, Roxana, Alton and Rosewood Heights Fire Departments to the scene. Madison County Emergency Management had the rehab unit on scene. They provided water, Gatorade and coffee to the firefighters.

No injuries were reported. It is unknown at this time how the fire started.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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