Massive Fire In Alton
POSTED: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 4:51pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:13am
Residents in Alton woke up to heavy smoke and sirens this morning after a massive blaze kept firefighters busy for hours.
Officials shut down traffic in the area and became frustrated with residents who refused to step back.
Neighbors tell us the blaze started around 8 a.m.
Several residents were forced to sit back and wait. The smoke was so thick they couldn't even see if their home was still standing.
The Alton Fire Department tells us they plan to conduct a full investigation as to what caused this fire.