The Litchfield Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Saturday, Sep. 28, at a residence in Walshville.
The Fire Department was dispatched at 12:59 p.m. to a mutual aid request to the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District. The structure was located at 101 Commercial St. in Walshville. Flames and heavy smoke were visible when first responders arrived on scene, with heavy fire on the south and west sides of the building and through the roof.
An Illinois State Police trooper on scene reported that no one was inside the structure. The fire was nearly extinguished by a crew inside when water from an apparatus was depleted, forcing firefighters to wait for the arrival of another apparatus. Once it arrived, the fire was extinguished.
Litchfield Firefighters remained on scene until 3:45 p.m. when Shoal Creek, who had had command transferred to them, released them. In total, Litchfield dispatched eight personnel, staffing two apparatus to the scene.(Photo and Story Courtesy of the Litchfield Fire Department)