One person suffered minor injuries in a structure fire in Taylorville Saturday morning. Taylorville Fire responded to a possible structure fire at 1 AM and found heavy fire from an attic coming from the rear of the house. The Fire Department attacked the fire from the rear but was unable to get inside due to a roof collapse. Tankers from Morrisonville/Palmer Fire and Owaneco helped provide water and manpower with Stonington fire providing coverage while other units continued to work.
One resident suffered minor injuries while attempting to put out the fire. The resident was treated on the scene and did not require transportation to the hospital. No other injuries were reported and the fire is still under investigation. The fire took about 2 ½ hours before the fire department was able to clear the scene.