White Heath apartment fire

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 WHITE HEATH, Ill. (WCIA)– After about two hours, an apartment fire is out in White Heath.

It happened on Orange Street just after 4:30 pm today.

The Mid-Piatt Fire District was dispatched and when they arrived, the whole house was engulfed in flames.

No one was hurt in the fire but the family did lose their pets.

Neighbors tried to get them out before the flames grew but the fire was just too hot.

Officials say that it’s normal for fires to burn this long depending on the home.

“It just depends on what’s in the room and the contents of it,” Douglas Foster, Mid-Piatt Fire Chief says.

“But our primary thing was to protect the two other outer buildings. On the neighboring side, it was close enough to the garage that we were going to lose another residential so we had to protect that as well.”

Neighbors were concerned about just that, how close the fire was.

“Really scary because this house has burnt almost to the ground one-time since I’ve lived here so now that’s two fires that have been really close to my house so yeah it is scary,” says Steve Harper.

Six fire crews came to help and several other emergency services.

Right now, it is unclear if there will be further investigation.   

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