EDWARDSVILLE, IL. (KTVI) - Edwardsville firefighters battled a two alarm house fire Tuesday afternoon. SkyFox was over the scene as pumper’s poured water onto the structure. Edwardsville has a water conservation plan in place right now. The city says it does have plenty of water; the plan is more about quality than it is quantity. And today that water supply was put to the test.
It was just before four o`clock this afternoon when a house on east union caught fire. One room was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. They tried dousing it with water, but this was a house that had been re-habbed several times, it had a lot of wood on the inside and eventually the fire took to the attic and firefighters had to stand back.
I asked the chief about the city`s water supply, he says it`s fine.
The voluntary conservation plan asks residents not to water lawns and we talked with quite a few residents who have stopped watering. The city says its old pumping station just needs more time to replenish supplies and keep filters clean, so it`s glad residents are conserving; in fact, demand has dropped since the voluntary plan went into effect.