The fire started around 5:20 a.m .Thursday morning on Merced Street near Third. Fire officials quickly put out the fire.
Smoke from the fire and the water used to put it out caused most of the damage in the building. Fire officials say the fire started inside the building and they are calling the fire suspicious
Fire officials said no one was inside the building at the time of the fire. The building is 40 to 50 years old and was once a hospital for the City of Fowler.