ALTON - Alton Firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Belle Street in Alton on Friday night and when they arrived, Deputy Chief Rob Franke said they saw flames and smoke coming from a room in the home.

The firefighters attacked the blaze and the deputy chief said in 10 minutes or so had it under control. East Alton Fire Department and Godfrey Fire Protection District were called to assist, but called off because it was under control in rapid fashion.

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Deputy Chief Franke praised his firefighters for their quick efforts to save the home. He said once again, it shows how all their intense training pays off in these types of situations.

Franke said there was no one at home of the time of the fire and no one was injured.

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