Tonica house fire deemed accidental

Clouds of smoke billow from the structure

Tonica, and Leonore firefighters work the scene of a structure fire in the 1900 block of East 8th Road on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 near Tonica. The fire happened just before 3:30p.m.

The Tonica, Peru, Utica, Grand Ridge, Leonore, Lostant and Oglesby fire departments responded to a structure fire Wednesday in the 1900 block of East Eighth Road near Tonica.

The fire call came in about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. There were clouds of smoke coming from the house as firefighters sprayed the structure, but flames were not visible.

The Tonica Fire Department reported at 5:30 p.m. that the fire has been deemed accidental, but a source and cause were under investigation. There were no injuries.

Firefighters were at the scene a little more than two hours.

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