Apartment Fire Is Suspicious

(Belleville, IL) — Fire investigators in Belleville believe a fire that damaged an apartment building was intentionally set in a bedroom closet. The blaze broke out at about seven o’clock last night in the 200 block of North 46th Street. Officials say the fire started in a third-floor apartment and caused major damage to the building’s roof. People in at least seven apartments were forced out of their homes from smoke and water damage. No one was injured and the investigation continues.