Police seek information on suspicious fire at McEntire's Roofing
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[June 10, 2013]
The Lincoln Police Department,
Lincoln Fire Department and the Office of the Illinois State Fire
Marshal are investigating a suspicious fire at 1909 N. Kickapoo,
McEntire's Roofing, that occurred early Saturday morning.
Two white males wearing hooded sweatshirts were seen in the
area at the approximate time of the fire.
Anyone with information
about this should call the Lincoln/Logan Crime Stoppers at
217-732-3000. There is a reward of up to $1,000 for information
leading to an arrest.
According to the Lincoln Fire Department, they were dispatched to
the scene after a report of smoke coming from the eaves of the
building. Inside the building they encountered both smoke and fire.
The fire was put out and work began on removing the smoke from the
The damage from the fire included smoke damage to the McEntire
portion of the building as well as the bar at the front of the
The estimated damage to the building is around $300,000.
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The Lincoln Fire Department was assisted by the Atlanta Fire
Department, Mount Pulaski Fire Protection District, Lincoln Rural
Fire Protection District, Logan County Paramedic Association, Logan
County Emergency Management Agency, Salvation Army, Logan County
Auxiliary, Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and the
Illinois State Police Crime Lab.
[Information received from Lincoln
Police Department and Lincoln Fire Department]