News

Two-Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Buildings on East Laurel

Two-Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Buildings on East Laurel

Photo: clipart.com

A set of buildings near 10th and Laurel sustained heavy fire damage Monday morning.

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin said crews were called shortly after 4:00.

“That building was fully involved,” said Fustin. “It extended to the north at 1013 as well as to the building labeled as ‘Gloria’s.’ Pretty severe damage to all three buildings.”

The three buildings affected are 1009, 1011 and 1013 E. Laurel.

Gloria’s Tavern has been closed for about four years. Fustin says an exposed electrical wire leading into the building likely sparked the fire. It caused about $120,000 in damage to the three buildings. A nearby van was also damaged due to radiant heat.

No one was injured.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

in Local

Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

william j kelly

William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

in Local

Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

in Local

Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

mitsubishi

Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

in Local

St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

rick watson

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.