Fire Damages Vacant Train Depot in Hannibal
Fire breaks out in the old CB&Q train station in downtown Hannibal Friday evening. HFD Captain Mark Van Winkle says a total of 9 firefighters responded to the scene on South Main Street. They arrived to find fire coming out of the northwest corner of the brick building. Crews knocked down the blaze and brought it under control in about 15 minutes.
Captain Van Winkle says most of the fire damage occurred in the front corner of the building near the garage door. There was smoke damage throughout the building.
Hannibal Police were called in to assist with the investigation, after fire crews discovered windows broken out of the rear of the structure.
As of Saturday morning, the cause of the fire was still undetermined. The train depot has been vacant for years..