A fire in Wood River this morning damaged a home and a garage in the 500 block of 3rd Street. The blaze broke out after 2am and was called out to 3 alarms at one point. Two people inside the home were able to escape without serious injury, and no other injuries have been reported. Multiple local fire crews were called out at one point to keep the fire from spreading and also to rotate firefighters to best deal with the warm temperatures.
Captain Wade Stahlhut of the Wood River Fire Department says the house sustained significant damage.
Fire crews from Wood River, East Alton, Alton, Roxana, Hartford and Edwardsville were either called in to assist or work as back up at those departments.