Fire damages home in Metro-East -

Fire damages home in Metro-East

JERSEYVILLE - A Jerseyville man lost the entire contents of his home in a fire Thursday morning.

Jerseyville Fire Chief Alan Gowin said his department responded to a call at 10:13 a.m. Thursday from a passing motorist who spotted the fire at the home of Neil Custer, 317 E. Arch St.

"When we arrived on scene at 10:14 a.m., the house was fully engulfed in flames," Gowin said.

Custer, who lives alone, had left the home about 90 minutes before fire broke out, Gowin said.



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