Thebes Fire Destroys Two Homes; Damages Another

The State Fire-Marshall is investigating a fire in Thebes that destroyed two homes and damaged another yesterday morning. According to reports from the Thebes Fire Department, the fire started at a home on the corner of 4th and Mulberry streets. Witnesses say an explosion was heard in the area and fire crews had to block the area off due to smelling gas while fighting the fire. An apparent gas leak was found and dealt with. No injuries are being reported.