Crews respond to fires at mobile home, apartment building in Metropolis

Police in Metropolis are investigating after two fires broke out Saturday night and early this morning
Published: May. 14, 2023 at 4:16 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2023 at 10:14 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

METROPOLIS, Ill. (KFVS) - Fire crews with the Metropolis Fire Department (MFD) responded to two separate overnight fires in the late hours of Saturday, May 13 and the early morning hours of Sunday, May 14.

Crews were first called around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday to a fire at a home at the intersection of 10th and Butler Streets.

When they arrived, they found heavy fire involving a single wide mobile home.

MFD said the home was vacant and did not have any active utilities, including electric, gas or water.

No injuries were reported.

Crews left the scene around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, but they were called to a second fire at 1:40 a.m.

They were called to a fire at an apartment building on East 8th Street.

When they arrived, crews said heavy fire was involving four apartment units.

Firefighters and police officers evacuated the remaining occupants out of the eight-unit building.

Crews then started working on preventing the fire spreading to the rest of the building.

The fire department said five of the apartments were destroyed in the fire.

The displaced families are being assisted by the American Red Cross and other organizations.

No injuries reported, but one person was treated for smoke inhalation on the scene.

Crews left the scene around 11 a.m.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.