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.


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