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Monday fire on North 6th Street accidental, fire chief says

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning says the fire that caused some damage to a downtown Quincy business Monday night was accidental.

Henning said a small appliance located in the building malfunctioned, but he would not elaborate on what kind of appliance it was. 

Crews were called to Fountains Salon and Day Spa at 6th and Hampshire around 9:45 p.m. Monday. According to Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning, firefighters extinguished one fire on the main level of the building.

They then concentrated their efforts on making sure the fire did not spread. They checked inside the next door building, Domestics, Etc., and also checked upper levels of the building. Henning says no one was occupying that area.

Gus Papazoglou, the owner of "Greek to Me" called 9-1-1. He said he saw smoke coming out a couple buildings away from his business.  When he went to go check Fountains Salon and Day Spa, he said he couldn't see inside the windows, but he could feel the heat coming from the building. 

He said if the fire started 15 minutes later the fire could've caused a lot more damage before emergency vehicles arrived because he wouldn't have been in his business to call 9-1-1.     

Henning says investigators were on scene, but as of now, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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