Crews respond to overnight house fire in Columbia, Ill.

Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 5:28 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2023 at 6:45 AM CST
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Firefighters responded to an overnight house fire in Columbia, Ill. Monday morning.

The call came out around 2 a.m. for a 2-alarm house fire near Charlotte Avenue and Justin Drive. Neighbors tell News 4 the family inside the home made it out without any injuries, but two dogs did not.

Columbia Fire Chief Mike Roediger says this is the home of George ‘Skip’ Weber and his family, a well-known car dealer in the area.

“George is a big supporter of the community, and I know the community will help rally around him,” Roediger said.

Fire Departments from Columbia, Waterloo, Prairie Du Pont, Milstadt and Mehlville assisted on scene.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal is currently on scene investigating, but there is no cause yet. News 4 will update this story once new information is released.