Fire crews investigate suspicious fire in downtown Urbana

Monument Square Fire

URBANA — Fire crews are investigating after putting out a suspicious fire at a commercial building in downtown Urbana, according to Urbana Fire Chief Dean Ortlieb.

Firefighters originally responded to a report that the back door of 23 Monument Square in the alleyway was on fire, according to dispatch records.

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The door fire seemed suspicious, Ortlieb said.

Crews were requested from surrounding city fire departments, but our crew on scene reported only seeing Urbana crews on arrival.