Cause of Sunday morning fire at 613 Jackson believed to be electrical

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QUINCY — Investigators with the Quincy Fire Department have determined the cause of a Sunday morning fire was electrical.

Firefighters were dispatched to 613 Jackson at 11:18 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, for a report of a house on fire, according to a press release from the Quincy Fire Department. Engine Companies 2, 4 and 6 and the incident commander responded. The incident commander arrived first and reported smoke coming from the attic space of a single-story single-family residence. All occupants were out of the building.

Engine Company 2 arrived on the scene and placed an outside ladder to the attic window to check for flames and to apply water. Engine Company 4 arrived and entered the home and found flames in the attic area. Engine Company 6 arrived and provided water supply to Engine Company 2, then took on Rapid Intervention Team duty. Crews fought flames and overhauled the burned area.

There was extensive fire damage to the attic area, as well as smoke and water damage to the main floor of the building. One occupant was displaced.

The Quincy Fire Department had three engines and 10 personnel on the initial response. Engine Company 3 responded later to assist with the investigation. Assistance was provided by the Quincy Police Department, Adams County Ambulance, Quincy Fire Department rehab team and Ameren Gas and Electric.

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