Fire destroys fitness center in Metro East

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 7:15 AM

Belleville Fire

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(KMOV.com) – A Belleville fitness center is a total loss after flames swept through the building late Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded to LivRite Fitness in the 1000 block of Carlyle Ave. around 11 p.m. and found the building engulfed in flames.

Crews attempted to fight the fire from inside the building, but the roof started to collapse, causing them to abandon their equipment.

They eventually got the fire out but the building was a total loss. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters said the gym closed at 10 p.m. when a custodian heard a popping noise and saw smoke coming from one of the electrical breaker boxes. He then called emergency officials.

Firefighters said they do not know the cause of the fire yet, but it is under investigation.

 

 

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