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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. 


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