Alton Fire Department Battle Structure Fire

ALTON – The Alton Fire Department responded just before 11:00 p.m. Thursday for a basement fire in the 100 block of Elble St.

The fire was just behind Alton Fire Station 1 so firefighters were on scene quickly. When they arrived fire and smoke were coming from the house. Firefighters quickly were able to get the fire under control.

A powerline that stretched from the house to the pole came down and firefighters had to work around it till Ameren came and shut the power off to the line. The house sustained damage.

No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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