O’Fallon Fire Department responds to Donna Drive apartment building

Donna Drive fire
The O’Fallon Fire Department responded to a fire in the storage area of an apartment building at 502 Donna Drive late Monday evening. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Angela Simmons)

O’FALLON – First responders reported to a fire that broke out in the storage area of an apartment building at 502 Donna Drive late Monday evening. 

A 911-call reporting the fire was received by the O’Fallon Fire Department at 8:17 p.m., and the department responded, along with assistance from Fairview Heights and Lebanon fire departments. The fire was put out quickly.

The O’Fallon Fire Department deal with a fire in the storage area of an apartment building on Donna Drive on Monday evening. (O’Fallon Weekly Video by Annabelle Knef)

O’Fallon Fire Department Lieutenant Chelsea McWhorter said “We did see flames, and we were able to knock them down quickly, and ultimately extinguish it completely.”

The building houses apartments 502-508. A neighbor, whose car was parked in the building’s lot, said he hasn’t seen the owner of the closest apartment since the holidays, so he was hopeful that no one was hurt. 

McWhorter confirmed that there’s relatively little damage to the occupancy areas of the building, and there were no injuries. Each occupied apartment was able to evacuate safely. 

“It’s our understanding at this time that it was contained to the storage area, and we’ll know more about what happened as we continue to dig in,” she explained.

The O’Fallon Weekly will update soon with more information as it becomes available.