EDWARDSVILLE - Multiple fire departments were called to an intense blaze on Fourth and Bryant in Edwardsville around 5 p.m. on Sunday. Smoke billowed in the sky for a long distance away from the fire.

Multiple departments joined Edwardsville to battle the fire, from Glen Carbon, Collinsville, Maryville, Troy, Bethalto, and possibly more.

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The fire destroyed the garage and much of the home and a nearby residence also had siding damage but was saved by the fast fire department response.

All those in both the home involved and the next-door home were safe and able to get out of the residences with some assistance.

More to come.

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