TOLONO – Fireplace destroyed a single-family home on the south side of Tolono Tuesday afternoon.
Just just after 3 p.m., a neighbor documented smoke and flames at a residence in the 1200 block of Meadow Lane, just west of U.S. 45 and north of County Street 600 N.
“The back again facet of the home was intensely concerned in flames,” mentioned Assistant Tolono Fire Chief Chris Humer of what firefighters observed when they pulled up to the ranch dwelling.
The occupants were being not home, he reported. A few canines perished.
Firefighters started off their assault on the inside of the dwelling but had to get out and fight the hearth defensively, both equally from the floor and the air.
4 hours later on, they ended up however dousing very hot places and wrapping up operations.
Humer explained his department named on investigators from the Mutual Help Alarm Box Technique (MABAS) to ascertain both of those the lead to and the origin, neither of which were quickly noticeable.
“With the volume of hearth, it could have begun in the back again of the residence,” he explained, where the kitchen and a bed room are found.
The roof and the rear element of the solitary-tale property collapsed, he said.
Tolono firefighters had been assisted by many others from Savoy, Sadorus, Pesotum, Villa Grove, Tuscola, and Philo. Arrow Ambulance was also there but Humer reported there have been no firefighter accidents.