DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Authorities are trying to determine if an electrical problem is the cause of an apartment fire. It happened about 7:40 pm, Monday, near North College and West North Street.
Smoke was reported in a third floor apartment, but crews found fire in the basement when they arrived. Smoke infiltrated nine apartments, making the building unfit for occupancy until repairs are made.
14 adults and 2 children were displaced and are being helped by the local chapter of the American Red Cross.