Daily Egyptian

Blaze destroys home south of Carbondale

Firefighters+extinguish+remaining+flames+of+a+destroyed+garage+Wednesday%2C+Feb.+1%2C+2017%2C+after+a+fire+near+the+intersection+of+Kennedy+and+Union+Hill+roads.+%28Bill+Lukitsch+%7C+%40lukitsbill%29
Firefighters extinguish remaining flames of a destroyed garage Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, after a fire near the intersection of Kennedy and Union Hill roads. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

Firefighters extinguish remaining flames of a destroyed garage Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, after a fire near the intersection of Kennedy and Union Hill roads. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

Firefighters extinguish remaining flames of a destroyed garage Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, after a fire near the intersection of Kennedy and Union Hill roads. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

By Daily Egyptian staff

A family was displaced Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed their home in a rural part of south Carbondale, authorities said.

Carbondale Township firefighters were called to the home near Kennedy and Union Hill roads about 3:30 p.m. after a passerby reported the blaze, fire Chief Michael Bilderback said. He described the house as a total loss, estimating the cost of damage at $150,000.

No one was hurt, but Bilderback said the family’s cat was still missing at 5 p.m. as firefighters worked to control the smoldering structure.

Advertisement

Bilderback said his department will work with the American Red Cross to assist the family.

The chief said the fire started in the resident’s garage and was pushed to the rest of the home by the wind. The home was primarily damaged by smoke and water, the chief said.

Firefighters use hooks to pull a metal garage door from the destroyed structure Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, after a fire near the intersection of Kennedy and Union Hill roads. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

The chief said the fire started in the resident’s garage and was pushed to the rest of the home by the wind. The home was primarily damaged by smoke and water, the chief said.

Carbondale Township called in the Makanda Township Fire Department for extra water.

The Daily Egyptian’s campus desk can be reached at 618-536-3397 or [email protected].

To stay up to date with all your southern Illinois news, follow the Daily Egyptian on Facebook and Twitter.

Advertisement

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




The student news site of Southern Illinois University