Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 217-421-2711.
Firefighters were dispatched at
The fire is believed to have started on the first floor, he said. It ultimately extended to the roof, where flames were darting into the air shortly after
"The roof provided additional challenges to us, because it's a metal deck roof, so it's very hard to open up," he said. Within an hour, the roughly 21 to 25 firefighters on scene had the blaze under control.
Stanley said he hoped to reopen the business eventually, but would need to assess the damage and communicate with his insurance company.
"I just want to tell the customers that I'm sorry," he said. "Hopefully we can get back in business and serve them again as quickly as possible. But that takes time."
While it borders
Shartzer said her business would be open today.
Stanley and his wife are her landlords, she said, describing them as "wonderful people."
"My heart just aches for them," she said.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at
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