North Main Street fire labeled “suspicious”

Crews were called to the former Ivy Lounge on North Main Street around 1:30 a.m.

They said it took some time to find the source of the smoke, but firefighters finally did and put it out.

District Fire Chief Peter Whitby called for some back-up fire crews.

“We had to stage a couple extra companies because of the time it took to get the fire, he said. “(It) is common when we have a large commercial structure like this.”

The lounge has been vacant for years, and that’s why investigators believe the fire is suspicious.

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