Firefighters tend to the scene of a fire that broke out Monday in downtown Carterville. The fire started at approximately 6 p.m. at Corbell Telephone and Electronic Teleco on the 100th block of Division Street. The building, which was more than 100 years old, was owned by Dennis Corbell. Tenants were instructed upon the Carterville Fire Department’s arrival to vacate the premises, and they removed personal belongings from their residence. More than five local fire departments including West Frankfort, Hurst, Williamson County and Marion were called to the scene to help control the blaze. Create A Smile Thrift Store and one other building owned by Corbell also risked catching fire. No injuries were reported, and area authorities are still investigating the fire’s cause.
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