The Runway Lounge in Bethalto has suffered extensive damage as a result of a fire yesterday afternoon. The fire broke out just before 1:30pm. Firefighters from Bethalto, Alton and Rosewood Heights responded around five minutes after the blaze started and had the blaze extinguished in about a half hour.
It is believed the fire started in the front of the building, but a cause has not yet been determined. Pizza Hut, which is located only a few feet from the bar, was not damaged by the fire. Runway Lounge is located in the 300 block of West Bethalto Boulevard.