Home in Beardstown Burns, Cause Undetermined Overnight

By Benjamin Cox on December 9, 2022 at 3:43pm

Photo of burnt side of home in 1100 block of Walnut St. in Beardstown (Photo Courtesy of Beardstown Fire Dept. Facebook Page)

The Beardstown Fire Department responded to a single story structure fire last night in Beardstown.

According to a report, at approximately 10:30 last night, the Beardstown Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a residence in the 1100 block of Walnut Street.

Fire and smoke were showing near the roof of the home. According to the report, fire damage was contained to a bathroom and bedroom of the residence. The occupant, who was home at the time of the fire, was able to evacuate safely and call 9-1-1.

Fire crews were on the scene for about an hour and a half. Cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

The Beardstown Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Beardstown Ambulance, Beardstown Police, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Ameren-Illinois, and the American Red Cross.