A house fire that broke out around 6:30 p.m. Thursday is extinguished after about three hours of hard work by local firefighters.
The home that caught fire is at Birch and 11th streets in Benton, Illinois.
Benton Fire Chief Harry Green tells Local 6 the house is a total loss.
The American Red Cross is helping the family displaced by the fire. There is no word yet on what exactly caused the blaze.