Centralia Fire Protection responds to Walnut Hill house fire

Centralia Fire Protection responds to Walnut Hill house fire

CENTRALIA — Centralia Fire Protection District firefighters responded just after 3:30 a.m. Friday to a reported house fire at 4016 Chana Road, southwest of Walnut Hill.

A neighbor reported the fire told dispatchers that the house was already nearly on the ground at the time of the call.

There was concern that the occupant might still have been inside, but he was not found in a search after the fire was knocked down.

Firefighters were on scene until just after 7a.m., and the Illinois State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate as to the possible cause and remained on scene after firefighters left.