Home goes up in flames in Belleville

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BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Fire destroyed a Belleville house Tuesday afternoon in the Covered Bridge Estates subdivision.

The Belleville News Democrat reports the blaze started around 12:30 pm.

No one was home at the time of the fire, but four cats and a pet bird died in the fire.

The family’s dog was not hurt.

Fire crews had to drive more than a mile to get water and haul it back to the house.