Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton Police, along with Alton Fire officials, are investigating a small fire that was set inside a dressing room at Alton Square Mall. The fire was reported inside the JC Penny store, in a woman's dressing room, yesterday afternoon. A store employee was able to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, before the 911 call. Police report it appears some clothing was set on fire by an unknown suspect who fled the scene. No one was injured, but some carpeting in the dressing room was damaged.
There was no one new reported held during the local jail checks early this morning.