RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — No one was injured in a fire that ignited around 7 a.m. this morning.
The fire happened at 1064 St. Andrews Circle and extended slightly next door. It caused roughly $35,000 worth of damage to the two homes.
Firefighters say the four people inside the home at the time of the fire got out safely before they arrived. They evacuated the rest of the complex to be safe.
“So we woke up cause we heard the fire trucks and we started to smell smoke, so we opened the window and it was worse inside,” neighbor Abigail Simpson said. “So, I was a little freaked out about that and then they knocked on our door and said everyone has to evacuate so we just sat outside in our car.”
Simpson said neighbors were allowed to return to their homes roughly an hour later, although the family in the home where the fire broke out will not be allowed to stay there Wednesday night.
“I just felt really sad for them,” Simpson said. “I was just really sad, because it’s no fun to wake up to your house on fire.”
The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.