The Mattoon Fire Department battled a residential fire on Tuesday evening.
According to a report from the Mattoon Fire Department, they were called to a reported structure fire in the 700 block of South 15th at 9:53pm. Upon arrival of fire crews, they reported smoke in the rear of the residence. The crews then entered the residence and knocked down the fire. The report states that the fire was located in the kitchen area of the home. At the time of the fire, the home was occupied, but the residents had evacuated the home before the Fire Department’s arrival. No injuries were reported.
The cause of this fire is still under investigation.