The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Tuesday morning inside an apartment building in Wood River. One person who escaped the fire was injured and taken to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. Seven people have been displaced and are working with the American Red Cross.
The fire took place at an apartment in the 500 block of Grove Avenue in Wood River just after 9am on Tuesday. Several local fire departments responded to assist Wood River firefighters, and were on the scene until around 1pm.