Firefighters were trying to put out hot spots in the aftermath of a large house fire Thursday morning in Glen Carbon and have not yet said what they believe started the blaze.
At about 6 a.m. the home on Rushmore street was fully involved with flames that stretched from end to end of the house shooting high into the air.
The residents of the home are reported to have escaped the blaze. But the house appeared to be a total loss. The roof collapsed and the first floor of the home fell into the basement.
While the people who lived in the house were believed to be in good condition after being treated on the scene for smoke inhalation, the family dog was believed to be trapped inside.