UPDATE: Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office assisting investigation of Farmington fire

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UPDATE: 6:55 A.M. — Farmington Fire crews were called to a structure fire at Ashers Bar and Grill at 9:19 P.M. on Thursday night.

According to a Farmington Community Fire Protection District Facebook Post, upon arriving at the scene, crews found heavy fire in the kitchen that extended to the second floor above.

Mutual aid was called from multiple agencies to assist with battling the fire. The fire was contained to Ashers Bar and Grille.

No other buildings sustained any fire damage.

One firefighter sustained a minor ankle injury and was transported to Graham Hospital. They have since been released.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation with the assistance of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.


FARMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — For the second time this week, firefighters are at an active scene in downtown Farmington, this time, for a different bar than the one that caught fire on Monday.

The fire started at Ashers Bar and Grille near the corner of Main Street and Fort Street in Farmington.

According to a public safety alert posted by the Fulton County ESDA, no traffic is allowed near the intersection and residents are asked to avoid the area.

This fire is a block down from Monday night’s fire at Whiskey Dixie’s Bar and Grill.

The Fulton County Police have no comment on this fire at this time.

This story will be updated.

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