Early morning fire in Cairo damages home

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 ~ Updated 12:09 PM

CAIRO, Ill. -- Firefighters spent nearly three hours battling an early morning house fire in Cairo, according to the Cairo Fire department.

The fire occurred around 3:25 a.m., in the 2200 block of Park Avenue.

Three residents were at home at the time the fire broke out, but all had safely gotten out by the time firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries.

The structure suffered about $10,000 worth of damage, estimated a firefighter who declined to give his name.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal.

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