The Saline County Sheriff's Office reports that Illinois Route 1 is closed in downtown Omaha due to a fire.
Omaha is in Gallatin County in southeast Illinois.
The Omaha Fire Chief says they received a call from a neighbor around 11 a.m. Friday of a home on fire.
No one was home when the fire began. The home is considered a complete loss.
Firefighters believe the fire began in the front, but do not know how it started.
Departments from five other areas responded to the fire. As of 1:30 p.m., crews were still on the scene.
The sheriff's office is asking drivers to use alternate routes and be aware of responding emergency equipment.
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