Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Abandoned House in West Frankfort Destroyed by Fire
WEST FRANKFORT -- Investigators are looking into a suspicious fire in West Frankfort. An abandoned house near the intersection of Van Buren and 6th Streets went up in flames around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
West Frankfort Fire Captain Craig Lemmon says the home had no services hooked up.
Firefighters from Johnston City, Benton, Zeigler and Williamson County were called in for mutual aid.
It took crews about an hour to extinguish the flames. The home is considered a total loss.
Lemmon tells News 3 one firefighter suffered a rolled ankle. No other injuries were reported.
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