Fountains Salon at Sixth and Hampshire damaged by fire - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Fountains Salon near Sixth and Hampshire damaged by late-night fire

Posted: Updated:
A Quincy firefighter, left, talks with Fire Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich while standing in front of the building at 121 N. Sixth that was damaged by fire Monday night. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt) A Quincy firefighter, left, talks with Fire Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich while standing in front of the building at 121 N. Sixth that was damaged by fire Monday night. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Firefighters gather outside Fountains Salon, which was damaged by fire Monday night. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt) Firefighters gather outside Fountains Salon, which was damaged by fire Monday night. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)

BY MATT HOPF
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Fountains Salon, 121 N. Sixth, was severely damaged by a two-alarm fire Monday night.

Building owner Dan Griffin said that firefighters told him that the first floor of the building was gutted. He said the second and third floors are vacant. Firefighters could be seen searching by flashlight on the second and third floors.

Fire chief Joe Henning said that when firefighters arrived on the scene, they found fire on the first floor. Firefighters searched to make sure the fire stayed within the walls of the building, and shortly before 11 p.m., Henning said he believed the fire had been contained.

Sixth Street between Maine and Hampshire is closed.

Gus Papazoglou, the owner of Greek to Me, a Greek restaurant at 127 N. Sixth, made the 911 call at 9:30 p.m. He said his restaurant had closed at 9 p.m. and employees were cleaning up when one of his waitresses said they saw smoke outside. Papazoglou said he went outside and saw smoke pouring out of Fountains.

Representatives from the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army were on the scene.

  • Local HeadlinesLocal HeadlinesMore>>

  • Rauner blasts Quinn, urges early voting at Quincy campaign stop

    Rauner blasts Quinn, urges early voting at Quincy campaign stop

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:04:16 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called Illinois “the worst-run state in America” during a stop Thursday morning in Quincy as part of a multi-day tour to encourage early voting. Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Quincy Metal Fabricators with CEO Dan Nuessen. Rauner had appearances in Mount Carmel, Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign scheduled for later in the day.
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called Illinois “the worst-run state in America” during a stop Thursday morning in Quincy as part of a multi-day tour to encourage early voting. Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Quincy Metal Fabricators with CEO Dan Nuessen. Rauner had appearances in Mount Carmel, Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign scheduled for later in the day.
  • Quincy man arrested for sexual exploitation, public indecency

    Quincy man arrested for sexual exploitation, public indecency

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-10-24 02:04:33 GMT
    A Quincy man was arrested Thursday morning for sexual exploitation of a child and public indecency near a school. Police were called to the 100 block of North Eighth about 10:30 a.m. after a report of a man pulling down...
    A Quincy man was arrested Thursday morning for sexual exploitation of a child and public indecency near a school. Police were called to the 100 block of North Eighth about 10:30 a.m. after a report of a man pulling down...
  • Macomb man 'very lucky' after trench collapse

    Macomb man 'very lucky' after trench collapse

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-10-24 01:37:09 GMT
    Tri-Township Assistant Chief Darren Smith says a Macomb man is "very lucky" to have survived a Thursday morning trench collapse. Aaron Bishop, 41, was buried when a nine-foot trench collapsed around 9:20 a.m. while he...
    Tri-Township Assistant Chief Darren Smith says a Macomb man is "very lucky" to have survived a Thursday morning trench collapse. Aaron Bishop, 41, was buried when a nine-foot trench collapsed around 9:20 a.m. while he...
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Quincy Herald-Whig. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.