DIX, IL — A fire at a residence in Dix this morning took 3 hours to be cleared.
According to Jefferson Fire Protection District, Jefferson Fire, along with auto aid from Kell FPD and Litton Ambulance responded around 4:45 a.m. to a structure fire in rural Dix. They arrived to find a two-story house with heavy fire from the garage and first floor adjacent to the garage. As the bulk of the fire was extinguished from outside, a hose line was stretched inside where additional fire was found on first floor and extinguished, before it was moved to the second floor where minor extension was found. A dog alerted the occupants of the home to the fire, allowing them to safely escape the blaze. A total of three handlines were used to bring the fire under control.
The house sustained major damage, but there were no injuries as a result of the fire.