Fire departments in Iroquois County had a busy weekend assisting each others in three separate house fires. Families in Beaverville, Danforth and Oppyville lost their homes.
The State Fire Marshall investigated the ruins of a Saturday fire west of Watseka, in Oppyville. Crescent City Fire Chief Scott Schroeder reported the family of Brian Brutlag lost its pet when fire gutted their home on Crescent Drive. No one else was home. Firemen from Watseka, Concord, Ashkum, Danforth, Gilman, Onarga, Martinton, Milford, Cissna Park all answered the call. Emergency responders were on the scene until 5 pm. The cause was under investigation.
Early Saturday morning, fire destroyed a Danforth home. Chief Jason Brown reported its cause was being investigated. Ashkum and Gilman provided mutual aide for Danforth. The house at 2270 N and 300 E Road was destroyed.
And In Beaverville Saturday evening, a house was destroyed on Bower Road. No one was home. The cause was under investigation today. Fire departments from Donovan, Concord and Martinton provided back-up for Beaverville.