Multiple fire departments battled a blaze at a vacant farmhouse in the area of Floraville Road and the 4000 block of Douglas Road near Millstadt early Tuesday afternoon.
The fire call went out about 12:50 p.m. The Millstadt, Columbia and Smithton fire departments responded to the scene. The house was fully involved upon firefighter arrival.
A fire official said the fire was nearly knocked down at about 1:20 p.m. By 1:45 p.m., the incident was under control.