Area Firefighters Busy On Monday

(CENTRALIA, IL) — Monday was a busy day for firefighters in the area. Centralia Fire Protection responded late Monday morning to a structure fire in the 1200 block of Walnut Hill Road. According to information we have at this time, upon arrival at the scene, firefighters found smoke coming from the building. Firefighters were on scene until after 2 o’clock and significant smoke and fire damage are being reported to the residence. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies were on-hand assisting with traffic. The State Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire. In Clinton County, Beckemeyer firefighters were called out earlier Monday morning to a controlled burn that had spread to a nearby tire pile at an Illinois Department of Transportation shed. The Carlyle Fire Department was also called to that scene. And just after midnight Monday morning Salem firefighters responded to a call on the northeast side of town. A detached garage and two vehicles parked outside the structure were destroyed in that incident. All three were fully involved when firefighters arrived, but they were able to save the nearby home from the fire. The State Fire Marshall has also been called in to investigate the cause of that fire.