Godfrey firefighters responded to a basement fire at a home in the 3300 block of Morkel Drive in Godfrey on Saturday evening. No one was injured in the blaze, but there was significant damage in the basement area and heavy smoke throughout the home. The fire apparently began in the laundry room.
Godfrey fire crews were on the scene, along with assistance from Fosterburg and Alton. The occupants were forced to seek shelter elsewhere following the fire and the incident remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $100,000.