On my drive into Big Frog 104 studios this morning, I encountered bumper-to-bumper traffic going north on the North-South Arterial in South Utica. There was single lane traffic due to an accident and the early morning fire at the South Utica Sports Plex on French Road. I could see the smoldering building with caved in roof from the car and realized that the fire must have been quite extensive.

According to our sister station, WIBX:

"The Utica Fire Dpeartment plans to investigate an early morning fire at the Sports Plex building on French Road, In Utica.

According to Assistant Fire Chief, Andre Esposito, the fire broke out around 3:30 this morning. Crews originally fought the fire from the inside, but once the flames spread into the attic, crews moved outside to fight the blaze.

Esposito said once an investigation is opened, they can begin to piece together what happened."

For more details, visit wibx950.com