Weather Alert

Hazardous Weather Outlook

ILLINOIS (AP) This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central Illinois.  Day 1: Today and tonight, no hazardous weather is expected at this time. Days 2-7: Wednesday through Monday, for interests along the Illinois river, minor flooding is expected through most of the week from Havana to Beardstown. Thunderstorm chances will return by this weekend.

Local News

Local News

text size

Waverly Fire being Investigated as Arson

Updated: Monday, July 14 2014, 10:17 AM CDT

Tonight, the State Fire Marshal is investigating a possible arson just outside Waverly.

Last night around six o'clock, a shed burned to the ground destroying $100,000 Worth of contents, including sound system equipment.

A truck worth more than $10,000 is also a complete loss.

Fire crews from both Waverly and Franklin fought the fire for more than three hours.

Waverly Fire Chief, Glen Brown, says the biggest challenge crews faced was explosions coming from inside the shed.

"They had a settling tank and oxygen tanks and propane tanks and gas cans. We're very fortunate nobody got hurt and didn't hurt their living quarters," Brown said.

Chief Brown says nobody was home at the time of the blaze .

Waverly Fire being Investigated as Arson

Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!

Tonight on WRSP

7-9am: Good Day Illinois
9pm: Newschannel at Nine

Complete Schedule