MULTIPLE FIRE RUNS ON TUESDAY
Area firefighters had a busy day Tuesday.
Shoal Creek Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 2:37 p.m., to a report of a field fire on Blue Jay Road in rural Sorento. According to Firefighter Julie Leneave, the cause was a trash fire that spread to a small field. Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters were called for mutual aid but that request was canceled enroute. Firefighters were on scene about an hour.
Smithboro Firefighters were dispatched Tuesday, at 7:53 p.m., to a report of a vehicle fire on Interstate 70 at the 50 mile marker. According to Fire Chief Dale Deverick, Firefighters found no fire at the specified location. They searched for several miles in each direction but found no vehicle on fire.
Greenville Firefighters were dispatched Tuesday, at 9:58 p.m., to a carbon monoxide alarm sounding at a residence on Honey Locust Lane. Firefighters checked the home and found no traces of carbon monoxide. They replaced batteries in the detector. They were on scene about half an hour.
Greenville Firefighters responded again Tuesday, at 10:29 p.m., to a sounding fire alarm at the Bond County Courthouse Annex. Upon arrival, firefighters found no fire. The cause of the alarm was determined to be a faulty detector. Firefighters were on scene about half an hour.
SUICIDAL SUBJECT IN EDWARDSVILLE
Wednesday, August 24, at 3:35 p.m., members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Investigative Division responded to a home on Blackburn Road in Edwardsville to a 911 call from a suicidal subject. Other police agencies including Illinois State Police and Edwardsville Police aided in securing the subject without incident. Hamel Firefighters were dispatched in reference to the home reportedly having been set on fire by the suicidal subject. Firefighters inspected the home and found minimal damage caused by a small fire. There was a lot of smoke in the home. The subject is currently being held in the Madison County Jail pending filing of charges following a formal review of facts.
LANE CLOSURES ON ILLINOIS ROUTE 143
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there will be lane closures on Illinois Route 143 beginning Monday, August 29 to put asphalt safety shoulders around curves on the highway. Signing and traffic control devices will be provided to aid motorists through the work zones. Work should be completed by October 15.
APPLE DAYS VENDORS WANTED
The 20th annual Greenville Apple Days is October 1 and Vickie Ellsworth asks those who want to be vendors to contact her to assure a place on the square.
Crafts venders are needed and if you are interested, call Vickie at 618-558-4730 by September 15.