Firefighters were called to Krekels Custard after employees discovered the fire after hearing a loud pop and could smell something burning. Decatur Fire crews arrives within 4 min of the call. They arrived to find a fire in the rear of the building located where the power came into the building. The fire had spread into the building and spread into the attic. The fire was initially attacked with dry chemical extinguishers because the power was still on. Crews were able to get inside and put some of the fire out but had to wait for Ameren to arrive. After Ameren arrived and was able to cut the power the firefighters were able to get in and overhaul to finish putting the fire out.
Extensive damage was done to the power supply of the building. There was moderate damage to the structure of the building. Damages are estimated to exceed $70,000.