Firefighters battle house fire to start new year


ST. JOSEPH, Ill. (WCIA) — Firefighters in St. Joseph rang in 2022 by battling a house fire.

The fire started around 11 p.m. and was out by 3 a.m.

The fire happened on Marilyn Drive, half a mile north of Interstate 74. Firefighters from several towns responded, including Sidney, Homer, Ogden and Royal, along with deputies from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

The house looks to be a total loss.

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