From Indiana to Wisconsin to New Jersey, bowling center fires are in the news.
INDIANA: Silver Creek Lanes in Sellersburg, Ind., about 10 miles north of Louisville, Ky., had been undergoing renovation. On Tuesday, a fire that began in the center quickly spread to adjacent businesses in the Silver Creek Plaza shopping center.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire was not immediately known.
WISCONSIN: The Last Stop Bowling Alley in Fond du Lac, Wis., was destroyed by fire early this morning.
Reports described the center as "a total loss."
No one was hurt as a result of the fire, and WTMJ reports that a number of homes near the center were evacuated as a precaution. Local Red Cross volunteers assisted the temporarily displaced families.
NEW JERSEY: Steven Smink, accused of hiring two individuals to burn down a bowling center, has been freed after posting $400,000 bail.
Smink, manager of Pike Lanes Family Fun Center in Deerfield, N.J., is alleged to have paid two individuals between $200 and $300 each to torch a rival center. That center, Loyle Lanes in Vineland, N.J., was destroyed by fire on Jan. 11.