Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

November 12, 2012

Blaze engulfs Effingham home

EFFINGHAM —     A house fire Friday night at the corner of Fayette Avenue and Linden Street shut down traffic for more than an hour as emergency crews tried to put out the blaze.

    At 9:11 p.m., Effingham Fire Department was called with reports of fire sighted coming from a residence at the corner of Fayette and Linden. Upon their arrival on the scene, Effingham fire crews called a full still.

    Medical crews treated one woman on the scene. It was unknown as of presstime if she or anyone else required further medical care.

    Just 18 minutes after the initial call, the fire department had contained the fire. However, by that time the fire had consumed the entire inside of the building. Smoke continued moving out of busted windows and the roof until the fire was finally extinguished.

    Watson and Teutopolis fire departments watched the Effingham Fire House while crews were at the fire.

    Effingham Fire Chief Joseph Holomy said he did not know what had caused the fire by presstime and did not release any further information. An investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE:

    Further details on the Friday fire at 701 W. Fayette Ave. in Effingham have been released by the Effingham Fire Department.

    The fire department was dispatched at 9:13 p.m. Friday for a reported structure fire. The fire appeared to have started in the bedroom and fire fighters were able to secure the scene by 9:34 p.m.

    Traffic on Fayette was detoured for nearly two hours due to the locations of fire companies.

    One person was treated at the scene by Effingham City County EMS but was not transported. No other injuries were reported. Three cats died in the residence as a result of smoke inhalation.

    Damage on the home is estimated at $40,000. The residents of the home, Valerie Bosley, Jonathan Pierce and children Dekota Pierce and Bobby Vance stayed with friends and spoke with the Red Cross on this weekend.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Easements still sought for project After an approval for work on a 21-mile water transmission line between Teutopolis and Newton at a meeting earlier this month, progress continued to trickle in at Wednesday night's Teutopolis Village Board meeting. The Village Board heard from Connor

    April 17, 2014

  • 2 in court on meth charges Jackson Adams Daily News Two individuals arrested on methamphetamine charges in Shumway appeared in Effingham County Circuit Court Tuesday. Tara L. Devoe, 18, of Shumway and Nathaniel S. Sparks, 23, of Beecher City both appeared with counsel before a

    April 16, 2014

  • Effingham eager to attract Pinnacle TONY HUFFMAN Daily News Pinnacle Foods is considering an expansion its operation into the former Fedders building. The project will bring up to 25 full-time jobs to the area. The City of Effingham is looking to make that expansion more appetizing wit

    April 16, 2014

  • Dieterich school meals to cost more Jackson Adams Daily News DIETERICH -- Parents can expect to see some higher costs at Dieterich schools in the next school year. Dieterich Superintendent Carrie Jackson said one of the more notable changes in fees will be noticeable in school breakfas

    April 16, 2014

  • Cathy-beach closed.jpg Beach conditions worry EWA

    Effingham Water Authority is putting the operator of Lake Sara beach on notice after health code violations have kept the beach closed for the past couple of years.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Soybeans favored over corn

    The United States Department of Agriculture is projecting that farmers nationwide will plant more acres of soybeans this year than ever before.

    April 15, 2014

  • Water service to be interrupted for some Effingham residents Tuesday

    Water service will be interrupted along the following streets, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to repair and replace water main valves.

    April 14, 2014

  • Grant to make Dieterich sidewalks more accessible

    A Dieterich pedestrian accessibility project will receive $800,000 as part of transportation grants being given throughout the state.

    April 13, 2014

  • Farming accident claims life

    A Mulberry Grove man was killed instantly Saturday when a tractor he was driving flipped over on him while working on his property.

    April 13, 2014

  • Hodge.jpg Drug enforcement focus of new ISP commander

    Illinois State Police  Zone 7 Investigations Interim Commander Kelly Hodge will now head two districts as commander of Effingham-based District 12 and Carmi-based 19.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.