Mattoon Fire Department identifies cause of New Year's Eve fire

Posted: Updated:

MATTOON - In an update to a story WAND brought you on January 1, the Mattoon Fire Department has identified the cause of a fire that damaged a building in the 1900 block of Wabash.

Mattoon Fire Department officials say the fire was caused by a short in an electrical junction box mounted on plywood walls.  Officials add that the fire then ruptured a gas line, which led to a gas-fed fire.

No injuries were reported in this incident.  A video of this fire was provided to WAND by a viewer.  It may be viewed below:

Current Conditions
/