A house in Edwardsville suffered significant damage and a resident was left without a home Wednesday.
Edwardsville firefighters were called to 835 Holyoake Road on Wednesday afternoon when a neighbor noticed signs of fire. Edwardsville Fire Chief Rick Welle said the tenant of the rental home was not present at the time.
The house suffered moderate fire and heavy smoke damage, Welle said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The house is not currently habitable without extensive repair, Welle said. The tenant, who was not named by authorities, lost most of his belongings in the fire.
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Edwardsville police closed Holyoake Road to through traffic for a short time Wednesday as firefighters attempted to contain the fire.