Metro-East News

Space heater may have started garage fire in Bethalto

A house fire in Bethalto destroyed a garage and damaged a home Friday morning.

Bethalto, Rosewood Heights, Meadowbrook and Cottage Hills fire departments responded to a call in the 1400 block of West Corbin Street, the RiverBender reported. No one was injured in the fire.

The homeowners think the flames ignited in the garage and believe a space heater caused the fire. As of about 1:30 p.m. Friday, firefighters had not allowed the family to go into the home to inspect damage, the RiverBender reported.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND