A Godfrey woman was able to escape from her burning home unharmed Saturday morning thanks to her neighbor and a 911 operator. Authorities report that someone called 911 to report a house fire at 4806 Wick Mor Drive just before 3:50 a.m. After dispatching two engines to the scene, the operator contacted Rick French so that he could call his daughter Megan to tell her that her home was on fire.
Crews from the Godfrey Fire Department and Fosterburg Fire Protection District responded to the scene and found Megan standing in the street with her dog, unharmed. The same can not be said about her home however. It was heavily damaged by flames and smoke and could cost more than $50,000 to repair. The cause of the blaze has not been confirmed but authorities believe it may have started inside a power box on the outside of the home.