MT. VERNON — —
The MVFD was called to a car fire on South 24th Street at 12:13 a.m. Friday, then received the report of a home fire in the 1000 block of South 13th Street at 12:24 a.m. JFPD was called for mutual aid to the home fire, which was put out by an extinguisher before firefighters arrived. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Sargent said both fires in the city are also being investigated as arson. The Illinois State Fire Marshal has been contacted and will be working with the investigators from both departments in assessing evidence found at all scenes, Sargent said.