A fire involving a race car and racing fuel in the 500 block of Bowman in East Alton pressed fire crews from East Alton, Wood River, Rosewood Heights, and Roxana into action yesterday afternoon.  The fire started in and was contained to a garage where the race car was being worked on.

East Alton Fire Chief Rodney Palmer describes the scene:

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The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.  We’ll have any updates to this story for you as they become available.  You can view a short video of the fire on the Big Z Twitter feed through the link below.



(Photo: Nick Darr, WBGZ Radio)


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