Fire Damages Senator's Office

Feb 18, 2014

Sen. Andy Manar

State Sen. Andy Manar is setting up temporary office space after fire damaged his district office in the city of Staunton in southern Illinois.  
Manar is a Democrat from Bunker Hill. He says the fire started about noon on Monday in a business next door to his office in a historic building on Main Street.

Manar says no one was injured. He did not know the cause or a damage estimate.  
Volunteer firefighters from Staunton, Gillespie, Mount Olive, Litchfield and Olive responded. Manar says they acted quickly to keep the fire from spreading.  

The city has offered Manar space for a temporary office on Main Street.  
The building's owner didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Staunton is in Macoupin County about 40 miles northeast of St. Louis.