Villas at Vinegar Hill Fire Being Investigated As Arson

A fire at Villas at Vinegar Hill apartment building in Springfield is being investigated as a possible arson.

The fire broke out around 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

According to the State Journal-Register, the sprinkler system put out the fire, but the new building was damaged by smoke and water.

Right now, no one lives in the building. It's a 92-unit apartment development for residents 62 years and older being developed by the Springfield Housing Authority.

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