Investigators: Small fire in Altamont likely arson

May 29, 2013 GMT

ALTAMONT, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the south-central Illinois community of Altamont say a small fire at a community museum was deliberately set during a burglary.

Monday’s fire at the Altamont Living Museum caused minor damage to a doorway. No one was injured.

Jon Becker, chief of the Altamont Fire Protection District, tells the Effingham Daily News ( ) that the thieves got away with a small amount of cash.

The museum is also a concert hall and theater.


Information from: Effingham Daily News,