Fire destroys house in St. Elmo

Fire destroys house in St. Elmo

February 26th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

This is what firefighters saw when they arrived on scene at 1713 W. 56th St. early this morning.

Photo by Captain John Long

An early morning fire destroyed a house in St. Elmo today.

Neighbors said the fire at 1713 W. 56th Street started around 2 a.m., according to a news release.

No victims were found in the fire. The owner was out of town, the release stated.

The house was considered a total loss and a Hyundai Elantra parked close to the house was also destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.