A fire on Wednesday heavily damaged a trailer home in Alton. The Alton Fire Department was called to the scene just after 2pm yesterday following a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who broke out a few windows of the home, and kicked down the front door, believing someone was inside. The residents turned out to be gone at the time of the fire.
The fire caused significant damage to the trailer in the 300 block of Tera Avenue and while a cause has not been determined, fire officials say it may have been from a fireplace that was in use earlier in the day. The neighbor who tried to assist suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene, otherwise there were no other injuries reported.