Brooklyn, Ill (KSDK)-- An early morning fire inside a building at the corner of Washington and Third streets has nearly destroyed a Brooklyn, Illinois business.
Firefighters were called to the Brooklyn Books and Novelties store just after 2:30 Thursday morning after a fire alarm was sounded for the blaze.
Adult book store fire pictures
Investigators with the Illinois State Fire Marshal's office were called to the scene to try and pinpoint what sparked the fire which caused considerable fire damage to the building and the contents. Water and smoke damage is also considered to be significant.
No one was inside the building at the time of the fire according to early reports. The store was closed at the time the fire broke out.
Firefighters from nearby State Park and Caseyville also got the early call to assist the Brooklyn Fire Department.