ZEIGLER, ILLINOIS (NewsFirst) — Structure Fire – Maple St.


(ZEIGLER-ILLINOIS) The City of Zeigler Fire Department responded at 6:37 pm to a report of a structure on fire at 605 Maple St. Caller reported a grass fire that had spread to the rear of the structure.

First arriving engine and fire officer advised that the structure was fully engulfed, and that a second structure was involved. Mabas Box 300-1 was requested, with an immediate request to a second alarm due to the involvement of the structures. A third structure did become involved. A Mabas special request alarm for tenders was requested for water supply.

Three structures obtained major damage, with two separate structures obtaining heat and smoke damage. There were no civilian or animal casualties. One firefighter was treated for fatigue on scene. All units have cleared the scene. The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause.

Multiple departments/agencies responded and/or assisted with the incident. Responding agencies included: Royalton Fire (automatic aid), West Frankfort Fire, Christopher Fire, Hurst Fire, Benton Fire, Coello Fire, Valier Fire, Sesser Fire, Herrin Fire, Williamson County Fire, Buckner Fire, Ewing Northern Fire, West Franklin County Central Dispatch, Zeigler Police Department, and AMR EMS. Special thank you to Christopher Dairy Queen for providing food to personnel on scene.