Green County EMS; Juda, Monticello, and Monroe fire departments; also Beloit Township Rescue personnel and volunteers were among 10 departments from three counties and Illinois that came to the aid of Brodhead Fire Department in structure fire. Primarily affected was the historic building, which has 5,800-square-foot of combined store front, office, and apartment space. Police said Monday the fire is under investigation.

Ten fire departments come to aid of city, containing blaze from spreading

Staff and police reports

Investigators are working to determine what caused a fire that damaged three businesses in downtown Brodhead Sunday afternoon, according to Brodhead Police Chief Chris Hughes.

Brodhead Police dispatch received multiple 9-1-1 calls around 3:25 p.m. about a fire at a building in the 1000 block of 1st Center Ave., Hughes stated in a press release Monday morning.

Residents living above one of the businesses were able to get out of the building on their own and were not injured.

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