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Bethalto Fire Department Battles Structure Fire Early Thursday Morning

BETHALTO – Bethalto Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of South Prairie St. just after 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they had fire coming out of a second story window. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly before it spread to the rest of the house. The fire was contained to the upstairs of the house, but smoke and water damage was throughout the house.

Bethalto Fire Department requested a Box-Alarm for the fire which Rosewood Heights, Cottage Hills, and Meadowbrook Fire Departments responded to the scene. Alton Memorial Ambulance staged for fire standby, and Bethalto Police Department blocked South Prairie while firefighters worked on the scene.

No injuries were reported, and Red Cross was called to help the homeowners. It is unknown at this time how the fire started.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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