Fire crews safe after house fire in Washington

By WEEK Producer

March 11, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill -- Fire fighters were able to contain a house fire this afternoon.

Northern Tazewell Assistant Fire Chief Scott Williams says it took only a few minutes for crews to arrive at 204 Georgia Parkway following the call just after 1 p.m.

Williams says the house was full of combustible materials, but fire fighters were able to keep the flames contained to the rear bedroom where the fire started.

"The homeowner wasn't here. She hasn't been living here in quite a while. She was not injured," Williams says. "At the end of the day, as long as no one's injured, no firefighters are injured, the homeowners aren't injured, everyone goes home safely, that's what's important to us."

There were unfortunately some house cats that did perish in fire.

The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.

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