According to Vandalia Fire Chief Ed Taylor, his department received a call at approximately 4:30 a.m. Sunday, of a fire at the Mad Dogs clubhouse in Vera, which is just north of Vandalia on U.S. Highway 51.
Taylor says his firefighters, who received mutual aid from Ramsey, remained on the scene for about four hours.
Ultimately an investigator from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to conduct an investigation into the fire and according to Taylor the investigator has interviewed people regarding the fire, but it still remains under investigation.
The building was a complete loss. No injuries were reported.