BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A two-alarm fire overnight in Belleville does heavy damage to part of a business complex. It all happened at The Arcade Center, a multi-use business complex on West Main in West Belleville.
Firefighters rushing to that scene about 3:30am this morning. When they arrived, flames were already shooting through the roof. The fire quickly went to a second alarm, bringing in off duty Belleville firefighters to help.
Additional fire crews from a couple of nearby fire departments were also called in to help as well. Belleville Fire Captain Jeff Fabrizio tells us crews were able to contain the flames mostly to the front part of the building. But there likely is smoke damage elsewhere.
A big challenge this morning was the wind…it fanned the smoke and flames as the firefight unfolded. It took crews some three hours to put the fire out. Some parts of business center there are occupied and other areas are vacant.
A maintenance worker for the Arcade Center telling us that there was a property business in the part of the building that caught fire. No injuries are being reported.
Belleville firefighters will be investigating to try and determine a cause.