Home total loss in Zeigler fire

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by Steve Dunford

ZEIGLER, IL  Several fire departments responded to a house fire this afternoon on 220 Orchard Street in Zeigler around 5:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Departments from Royalton, Christopher, Coello, West Frankfort, Buckner, West City, Hurst, and Abbott EMS provided mutual aid, as it was a MABAS box alarm.

Cause is undetermined at this time.  I know the family experienced a total loss and has small children.  If there is a drop-off point for clothes, or any type of fundraising set up, I will pass that information along.

Information from, WSIL-TV, Southern Illinois Fire Incidents, and Southern Illinois Fire Dispatch contributed to this story.

UPDATE 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 8/19:  I spoke with the mother of the family, Amanda Stoops about mid morning.  She told me that the family lost everything.  They are in need of boy’s clothes, sizes 5-6 and 8-10, women’s sizes 9-11, and men’s pants 38×34 and large shirts.  You may drop these and any other household items off at 224 Orchard Street in Zeigler.


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