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Fire spreads from vacant house to mobile home near Booker T. Washington Cemetery

Camp Jackson fire

Camp Jackson firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon on Booker T. Washington Road, next to the cemetery.
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Camp Jackson firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon on Booker T. Washington Road, next to the cemetery.

No one was injured in a structure fire that also caught a nearby mobile home on fire Wednesday near the Booker T. Washington Cemetery.

Sharon Davis, assistant fire chief for the Camp Jackson Fire Department, said a neighbor reported the fire at 12:30 p.m.

"A single-story vacant house caught on fire. It extended to a mobile home that was next to it," Davis said.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fast-moving fire.

"It took us about an hour to get the fire out. We received mutual aid from Cahokia, Church Road and Alorton," she said.

The fire is considered suspicious and is being investigated by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Davis said.

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