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House destroyed in Southern Illinois fire as crews battle flames overnight

Fire in Centreville

Three fire department worked to put out a house fire for three hours in Centreville on Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
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Three fire department worked to put out a house fire for three hours in Centreville on Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Five fire departments battled a fire overnight on Saturday that destroyed a house in Centreville.

The fire began at about 11:59 p.m. at 270 Phiffer Road. Golden Garden, Washington Park Midway, Alorton and Camp Jackson fire departments arrived to fight the flames.

At about 2:11 a.m., the fire was finally knocked out, Washington Park Fire Chief Sharon Davis said.

Davis said they believe the house was vacant.

No one was injured during the fire.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6
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