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Crews respond to fire at apartment building in O’Fallon

O’Fallon apartment building fire

Multiple agencies were responding to a fire at an apartment building in O’Fallon, Illinois. Fire crews including Fairview Heights and Lebanon were dispatched to the residence in the 500 block of Donna Drive.
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Multiple agencies were responding to a fire at an apartment building in O’Fallon, Illinois. Fire crews including Fairview Heights and Lebanon were dispatched to the residence in the 500 block of Donna Drive.

Multiple agencies responded to a fire just after 8 p.m. Monday at an apartment building in O’Fallon.

Fire crews were dispatched to the residence in the 500 block of Donna Drive, Deputy Chief Bruce Green of the Fairview Heights Fire Department said.

Fairview Heights and Lebanon fire departments were called in for mutual aid to the O’Fallon Fire Department.

O’Fallon Fire Chief Brad White said on Tuesday that the fire had started in an outside storage closet behind the apartment building and that fire crews were able to keep it contained to just that area. The flames did not spread to the living quarters portion of the building and there were no injuries, White said.

The cause of the fire was still unknown, according to White. He said most of what was damaged were “odds and ends” kept in a storage area, like paint and tools.

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Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.

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