NEW ATHENS, Illinois (KMOV.com) -- A two-alarm fire gutted a house in New Athens, Illinois Wednesday morning.
According to police, the fire started at a home in the 7500 block of Peacock Site Road around 9:30 a.m.
Two area departments responded to the call and firefighters eventually extinguished the flames. The house was completely destroyed.
Officials said the homeowners were at work when the fire started. No other injuries have been reported.
Authorities say they believe the fire was accidental, but have called in the state fire marshal to investigate due to a recent string of arson fires in the area.
News 4's Russell Kinsaul is on the scene and will have complete coverage on News 4 Today at 5.