Garage fire near Hecker

Multiple fire departments responded to a fully involved detached garage fire near Hecker on Wednesday afternoon.

The Hecker, Millstadt, New Athens, Smithton and Waterloo fire departments all responded about 3 p.m. to the blaze in the 5900 block of Spaldt Road just north of Hecker off Route 159 in St. Clair County.

The garage was a total loss, with a pickup truck, tools and lawn equipment also destroyed.

Ameren was requested to respond to the scene.

The Waterloo Fire Department cleared from the scene at about 3:50 p.m.

It is believed the fire originated from an outdoor burning that spread to the garage.

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