Statehouse
8:22 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Suspicious Fire Burns Illinois Lawmaker's Office

(AP) A fire chief says a blaze in a building that houses an Illinois state lawmaker's southwestern Illinois office is considered suspicious.  

Edwardsville Fire Chief Rick Welle says no injuries resulted from Monday night's fire that damaged Rep. Dwight Kay's office.

The building also included an insurance site, consulting agencies and counseling services.  Welle said it's unclear if any of the offices was specifically targeted, but that investigators haven't ruled out arson.  

Illinois State Police and the state fire marshal's office are investigating.  

Kay is an Edwardsville Republican. A spokesman says fire investigators have told him most of the damage was in the building's basement, and that Kay told authorities that nothing of consequence in his office was damaged or missing.

Rep. Dwight Kay
Rep. Dwight Kay