'Extensive damage' to South Beloit business that caught fire Monday

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SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) -- South Beloit Fire says it's waiting for the State Fire Marshal to determine what caused a massive fire at a South Beloit business Monday.

Crews responded to the call of a working structure fire around 11:50 a.m. at Brother's Auto Body & Repair. It's located at 319 Dickop Street.

South Beloit Fire says more than a dozen departments contained the fire within 45 minutes; it took several hours to fully extinguish the blaze.

The business was occupied upon arrival and no one was hurt.

The business Dallman's Mufflers, which shares the same building, was not affected by the fire.

But officials do say there is extensive damage to Brother's.

The official cause is under investigation.


Multiple crews are responding to a working structure fire at Brother's Muffler & Exhaust - Auto Repair in South Beloit.

There is heavy smoke coming from the building.

We have a reporter on scene. We'll provide more information as we learn it.