The Effingham Fire Department battled a fire at American AG Superior Management and Leasing Inc on Monday at 11:02am.
According to a press release from the Effingham Fire Department, they were called to a structure fire at 711 W St Anthony. Upon arrival on scene, crews discovered heavy fire on the front porch of the business. While exterior crews worked to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading to the rest of the structure, an interior crew worked to get an attic access and check for any extension of the flames. After extinguishing the fire, the Department cleared the scene at 12:15pm.
Abbott Ambulance was also on scene and gave medical treatment to an employee of American AG Superior Management and Leasing Inc. The employee had stated that she heard a loud pop and went to investigate. She then discovered smoke on the column and called 911. She was released from the ambulance on scene.
The fire is under investigation.