HFD battles fire in downtown Hoopeston

Hoopeston firefighters work to extinguish a fire Sunday night at 225 E. Main St. in downtown Hoopeston. The building is currently vacant. Be certain to visit www.thehoopestonchronicle.com tomorrow to read more about the fire.

Photo by Jordan Crook

Hoopeston firefighters battled a fire at a vacant building in downtown Hoopeston Sunday night.

At approximately 6:45 p.m. Sunday, the Hoopeston Fire Department was dispatched to respond to a fire at 225 E. Main St. Personnel from the Rossville Fire Department and the Wellington-Greer Fire Department also responded to the call.

The fire was extinguished by 9 p.m. with fire personnel vacating the scene shortly after 10 p.m. No injuries were reported.

HFD Chief Cliff Crabtree said the fire is believed to have been started due to repairs that were being performed on the building's roof earlier in the day.

The damage from the fire is estimated to be roughly $40,000-50,000.

Damage was limited to the one building, despite it's position closely situated near other Main Street buildings.

The building, which has housed several restaurants and bars through the years, has been vacant for the past few years.