Firefighters extinguish house fire Tuesday afternoon


Photo courtesy: Chief Brandon Blough, Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Firefighters were called to a house in Springfield Tuesday afternoon after that house caught on fire.

The fire happened on Niccolls Road, a dead-end street in the eastern part of town. When firefighters arrived, they found “heavy fire showing” on the back and side of the house. Part of the roof collapsed as a result of the fire, which was put out at approximately 4:40 p.m.

Chief Brandon Blough said the home was unoccupied and no one was hurt. Firefighters are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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