Wood River Fire Department Called For A Structure Fire Sunday

WOOD RIVER – Wood River Fire Department was called to the Thompson Street Apartments for a structure fire at 11:41 p.m. Sunday night. 

When Wood River Police Department arrived on the scene they found a victim that had jumped from a third-story window to escape the smoke and fire. She had serious injuries from the fall.

Alton Memorial Ambulance transported the victim to the Madison County Building in Wood River (Old Wood River Hospital) to an awaiting Medical Helicopter. The victim was transported to a St Louis hospital.  Firefighters from Edwardsville were called to set up a landing zone.

Firefighters from Wood River, Roxana, East Alton, and Rosewood Heights were called to the scene and quickly extinguished a fire in the stairwell of the building. Bethalto Fire Department provided coverage for Wood River. Madison County Emergency Management was called for rehab services. 

After the fire was extinguished, Wood River called for assistance from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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