Murphysboro House Fire Under Investigation


By WSIL Manager

MURPHYSBORO -- Investigators are trying to determine what caused an early morning house fire in Murphysboro.

Murphysboro firefighters were called to 2121 Cochran Street just after 12 a.m. Tuesday. Chief Steve Swafford says flames were showing through the roof when they arrived.

No one was home at the time of the fire. Crews, including those from Murphysboro Pomona Somerset Fire Protection District, were on scene for about four hours.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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