Update: He stood before the judge on Monday May 15th and the judge gave him a $25,000.00 bail amount for allegedly setting fire to the Village Inn in Machesney Park
Around 7:30 pm tonight several area fire departments were responding to a structure fire in Machesney park.
The Village Inn in the 7800 block of N Second st, is on fire. A MABAS (Mutual Aid) Has been toned out and several area fire departments are assisting.
UPDATE: Multiple emergency personnel are on scene. Unknown on injuries. The fire department was able to quickly get the situation under control. They have called in the state fire marshal to investigate. Citizens said they heard there was an explosion then flames. Avoid the area.