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Fire destroys home on Old Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI)-Fire destroys a Fairview Heights home early Wednesday morning. A passerby called in to report the house fire on the 9000 block of Old Lincoln Trail just before 1 a.m.

Fairview Fire Department responded to the call at the single story home built in the 1960s. Fire Chief Bryan Doyle said when his team arrived flames were through the roof and the main part of the home was fully involved.

Three other departments were called in to assist.

Chief Doyle said the home is a total loss. No one was home when the fire started, and no one was injured battling the fire.

The state fire marshal was on the scene working to determine what caused the fire.

Police in Fairview Heights said the home was recently hit by gunfire during a drive-by shooting. Fire officials said, at this point, there is no indication the two incidents are connected.