The Alton and East Alton Fire Department responded to a house fire at about 3am today on Seminary near Mississippi Valley Christian School. There were five people and one dog in the house at the time of the fire. All were able to make it out without injury. The fire is believed to have started in the back of the home but the fire is still under investigation. The East Alton Fire Department was dismissed after arriving on the scene as the Alton Fire Department was able to get the fire under control. No word yet on whether the fire was a total loss.

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