Metro-East News

Fire in O’Fallon apartment causes at least $10,000 in damage

A fire on Thursday left at least $10,000 in damage in an O’Fallon apartment, a fire official said.

Crews were called to an apartment complex at 545 Donna Drive at 7:53 p.m. after a neighbor saw flames coming out of a bedroom window of the apartment, said O’Fallon Fire Rescue Chief Brent Saunders.

The fire was contained to the bedroom within the 4-unit building.

The bedroom was gutted and its contents were destroyed, Saunders said. Smoke damage only spread within the apartment that had the fire.

No one was hurt, and the tenants of the apartment were not home at the time, Saunders said.

Saunders said the fire was under control about 10 minutes after the call went out.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation, but is not considered suspicious, Saunders said.