Fire damages historic Watson House in Alton

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ALTON, IL (KPLR)- A late night fire heavily damaged a historic house in Alton. The fire started around 11:30p.m. at The Watson House located on Alby Street at Sixth in Alton's Middle Town District.

Investigators say it began in the back of the house and moved into the walls. It took fire crews two hours to get the fire under control.

There is no word on injuries at this time.

This historic home was built in the year 1850.