Ill. fire marshal investigating 'suspicious' house fire

DOWELL, IL (KFVS) - The state fire marshal is investigating an overnight "suspicious" house fire in Jackson County.

According to the sheriff's office, it happened shortly after midnight at 477 Lincoln Street Ext. in Dowell, Illinois.

The house was fully engulfed with flames that were showing through the roof when crews arrived at the scene.

Fire crews say no one was home at the time.  And, the house is considered a total loss.

The Illinois State Fire Marshall was called to investigate the fire, which the sheriff's office says was deemed suspicious.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

The Dowell, DuQuoin, DeSoto and Elkville Fire Departments all assisted with the fire.

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