House fire in Franklin County


Firefighters from five departments battled a weekend house fire in rural Franklin County. The call was to a home on Rend City Road, near Gulley Lane. Reports are that the home was heavily damaged.

According to authorities, it is reported that the occupants of the home were away at the time of the fire.

Cause of the fire is being determined. Water had to be brought to the scene and contained in a holding structure to be used by firefighters.

Fire destroys abandoned home in West Frankfort


A home in the 600 block of North Jefferson Street in West Frankfort was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.

Firefighters were called to the scene about 5:30 p.m., after a passerby saw flames shooting out of the roof of the building.

Officials said the house was abandoned, with no one living there and utilities turned off.

Fire fighters were challenged in protecting neighboring structures, including a garage just a few feet away. No other structures were damaged in the blaze.


Firefighters called to West Frankfort home

West Frankfort fire fighters responded to a call this morning for a possible electrical fire in the 200 block of East Elm Street.


West Frankfort firefighters were called to a possible electrical fire Wednesday morning. Firefighters were summoned just after 9 a.m., at the report of smoke coming from the rear of the home.

Two residents said they noticed smoke, but did not know the source. They exited the home safely.

The home is located at 212 East Elm Street in West Frankfort.

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