An East Alton rental business is closed indefinitely following a fire overnight that damaged the building. Aaron's Rents is located in the East Alton Plaza shopping center. The fire was reported around midnight last night, and eventually went to three alarms. The fire was under control within an hour, according to East Alton Fire Captain Randy Nelson, who says it remains under investigation.
Crews from East Alton, Wood River, Rosewood Heights, Bethalto, Roxana, Hartford and Alton all helped fight the blaze. No injuries were reported, and Nelson says there were enough firefighters at the scene they were able to rotate in and out and negate the potential for heat illness.