Fire Destroys Johnston City Home

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By WSIL Reporter

JOHNSTON CITY -- Crews from at least five Southern Illinois departments battled a large house fire Tuesday night.

 
The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Burgess Street in Johnston City.  Flames were seen shooting from the second story of the home and the structure appeared to be a total loss.
 
Crews from Herrin, Marion, Pittsburg, West Frankfort and Williamson County were called in to assist Johnston City.
 
Late Tuesday night, as firefighters were finally getting the flames out, they were called to a second fire just a few blocks away.
 
No word on the cause of the fires.  No reports of any injuries.
 
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