Archive for January 10th, 2012

Harvey commercial fire 1-10-12 goes to 2 alarms

The Sun-Times has an article about the 2nd Alarm commercial fire in Harvey this morning.

A firefighter was hospitalized for dehydration while battling a blaze that destroyed a Harvey tavern Tuesday in the south suburb.

The fire started about 10:55 a.m. at El Ranchit Lounge at 15410 Park Ave. in Harvey, according to Harvey Fire Capt. Steve Gorman. The tavern was not open when the fire started.

The entire article can be found HERE.

A photo gallery is HERE with several images of the fire burning through the roof that prominently feature the new tower ladder in Calumet Park.

Tim Olk went to the fire and will have images to view tomorrow.

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Large barn fire near Batavia 1-9-12

The Kane County Chronicle has an article about a fire on Monday that:

…caused more than $400,000 in damage to a barn at Stokes Excavating at 35W160 Butterfield Road in unincorporated Batavia.

Batavia and North Aurora firefighters responded to the blaze along with other area fire departments, including Aurora, Geneva and Fermilab.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at 10:29 a.m., and had the fire under control by 12:30 p.m. The fire forced the closure of Butterfield Road between Hart/Mitchell Road and Pinecreek Drive in North Aurora.

The complete article with a video and photo can be found HERE.

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