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East Alton Fire crews along with help from surrounding departments, put out a garage fire on Sunday afternoon. The call came in around 4pm of a residential fire in the 300 block of South Pence, and when first responders arrived, they found a garage on fire with a vehicle inside.
Crews called out a 2nd alarm and were able to put out the fire a short time later with help from Wood River, Roxana, Alton, and Rosewood Heights. Bethalto Fire covered Station 1 during the incident. According to the East Alton Fire Department Facebook page, a minor injury was reported, but treatment was refused. The cause remains under investigation.