EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville Fire Department, Glen Carbon Fire Department, along with Wood River, Maryville, Collinsville, Holiday Shores and Troy firefighters, responded at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday to box alarm report of smoke at University Apartments on Esic Drive in Edwardsville.

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Edwardsville Fire Chief James Whiteford said upon arrival, EFD quickly found fire in the attic space of the building.

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Madison County Emergency Management was also on scene with the rehab unit.

"The building was evacuated and the scene was upgraded to a second alarm for additional manpower," Chief Whiteford said. "The roof was ventilated and ceilings were pulled to gain access to the fire. The fire was brought under control at 5:50 a.m."

Chief Whiteford said thankfully, there were no injuries but several families have been displaced.

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