Taylorville Fire Department responded to apartment fire on Wednesday evening. The Taylorville Fire Department was called out to 2100 Grand Boulevard. Upon arrival, crews noticed heavy fire showing from the second floor of the complex. According to a Facebook post from the Department, Crews were able to contain the majority of the fire to the original apartment.
Due to the size of the building, the fire was upgraded to a 1 Alarm fire. Owaneco, Stonington, Edinburg, Midland, Morrisonville-Palmer, and Assumption all responded to help the TFD. Dunn's Ambulance and Taylorville Police were on hand to assist the many residents. All residents were displaced from their homes, but thanks to the help of many including the Red Cross, they have someplace safe to sleep and stay for Thanksgiving.
There were no injuries to residents or firefighters, but the building has extensive damage and an investigation is being conducted.
Photos courtesy: Taylorville Fire Department Facebook Page