Just days before it was scheduled to go up for sherriff's sale, Greencastle's Victorian Day Spa caught fire Tuesday night, causing an estimated $40,000 to $60,000.
Fire Chief Bill Newgent told the Banner Graphic that a cause for the fire has not yet been determined, but it appeared to have started on the backside of the building just before 9:30 p.m. A caller reported seeing flames coming out of the house on South Jackson Street, across from Alex Alleys.
As of presstime, firefighters from Greencastle and Cloverdale were still on the scene making sure the fire didn't reignite.
"It's what we call a balloon structure, meaning there is no fire stop all the way to the attic," Newgent explained. Had the fire reached the attic, it could have been much worse, he said.
Newgent said the investigation would continue on Wednesday.