ALTAMONT, IL -(Effingham Radio)- A structure fire in Altamont turned total loss yesterday afternoon as a home was engulfed in flames.
Eyewitnesses Ben, and Mitch Doetman were nearby when the home first flames, and immediately called for help.
First responders were called to the residence at approximately 2:47 pm as the residence was covered in flames, and smoke.
At the time of the fire there was a minor inside with his 2 dogs, but they managed to evacuate safely.
Altamont Fire protection district Chief, John Becker, stated the home was a total loss.
Becker continued on saying the fire is currently under investigation, as a cause could not be confirmed at this time.