BELLEVILLE, Illinois (KMOV.com) – Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a YMCA building in Belleville on Friday.
The Smithton Fire Department said it responded to a fire near the YMCA off of Park Road in St. Clair County just before 4 a.m.
The building, which was once used as a summer house for YMCA groundskeepers, is now a total loss.
Authorities have ruled the fire suspicious, but would not confirm if it was related to other fires in the area. Both the State Fire Marshal and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s department are looking into the cause.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477). The group is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.