Firefighters Battle Blaze At Turner Hall Wednesday Night

ALTON – A fire destroyed the historical Turner Hall Building at Fourth and Ridge Streets in Alton on Wednesday night. The fire began at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A box alarm and a second alarm were called for the the, Alton was joined by the East Alton Fire Department, Godfrey Fire Protection District, and Black Jack Fire Department. Madison County Emergency Management responded with their rehab unit.

Firefighters couldn’t reach all the fire due to the building so a track hoe was called and brought in to help firefighters reach the hotspots.

Turner Hall was built at Fourth and Ridge in 1867. It was known for wrestling matches and boxing. It has been empty for year. No injuies were reported and the cause is being investigated.

Chris Rhodes
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