Taylorville Fire responded to a fire at The Landing in Taylorville. The bar that was formerly known as “Mity’s Pub” caught fire early Tuesday morning. Taylorville Fire Department received a call of smoke coming from a commercial building at 400 South Spresser. Upon arrival, crews found fire that was burning through the roof. Taylorville Fire forced entry but were unable to enter due to roof collapse.
The Fire Department says they used a defensive strategy due to deteriorating building conditions. Multiple hand lines, a master stream, and an aerial master stream were used by the fire department to bring it under control.
The building and contents are believed to be a total loss and the Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating the origin and cause of the fire. TFD was assisted by the Owaneco, Stonington, and Edinburg Fire Departments. Taylorville Police, Dunn’s Ambulance, Christian County 911, and Christian County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.