Fires Under Investigation in Mt. Vernon


By WSIL Manager

MT. VERNON -- Authorities in Mt. Vernon are investigating two suspicious fires.

The first happened late Monday night in the 1700 block of South 15th Street. Kevin Sargent, assistant chief of the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, says a mobile home had significant smoke and heat damage.

The second fire occurred just after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Forest Avenue. Sargent says a woman at the residence was able to get out safely, but the home, a shed, and nearby vehicles were damaged in the fire.

The Mt. Vernon Fire Department is working with the Mt. Vernon Police Department on the investigation. Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call the police department at (618) 242-2727 or Jefferson County Crime Stoppers at (618) 242-TIPS.

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