Fire Marshal investigating house fire in West Frankfort, IL

Fire Marshal investigating house fire in West Frankfort, IL
Several Heartland fire departments battled a house fire in West Frankfort Monday night. (Source: Zeigler Fire Department/Facebook)

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - Fire crews were called to a house fire in West Frankfort, Illinois on Monday, Nov. 12.

Crews were called around 8:34 p.m. to a single story home at 405 E. St. Louis St.

This is in the area where road construction is underway.

When crews arrived, flames could be seen coming out of the back half of the home.

According to the West Frankfort Fire Department, eight area fire departments helped battle the fire due to the wind, snow, and cold.

Several Heartland fire departments battled a house fire in West Frankfort Monday night. (Source: Zeigler Fire Department/Facebook)
Several Heartland fire departments battled a house fire in West Frankfort Monday night. (Source: Zeigler Fire Department/Facebook) (Source: Zeigler Fire Department/Facebook)

The department wanted to have extra crews on hand in order to rotate out personnel to keep them safe from the elements.

Crews battled the fire until 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Several Heartland fire departments battled a house fire in West Frankfort Monday night. (Source: Zeigler Fire Department/Facebook)
Several Heartland fire departments battled a house fire in West Frankfort Monday night. (Source: Zeigler Fire Department/Facebook) (Source: Zeigler Fire Department/Facebook)

The home is considered a total loss.

The West Frankfort Fire Department says the State Fire Marshal was on the scene investigating late last night.

What sparked the fire remains unclear.

No one was home at the time the fire started and there were no injuries reported.

The heat from the fire melted the vinyl on a garage next door.

A man living a block away initially reported the fire, telling officials he could see flames from where he lived.

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