Fire Departments from Keithsburg, New Boston, Seaton and Aledo responded to a structure fire in Keithsburg early Wednesday morning, July 25. The residential part of The Lighthouse structure in Keithsburg was destroyed in the blaze reported to the Mercer County Sheriff's office at 3:02 a.m. The Mercer County Sheriff's Department, as well as the Keithsburg Police Department and the Illinois State Fire Marshall's Department were called in to investigate and determine the cause of the fire.

The structure formerly served as the living quarters of Guy Brenkman, a former Keithsburg businessman.


A building known as The Lighthouse, a longtime restaurant in Keithsburg, has been destroyed by fire Tuesday night, July 24.

Details about the fire were sketchy Tuesday morning while the Keithsburg Fire Department was still on scene and had the roads around the fire scene barricaded off.