The Chicago Tribune has an article about last night’s 2-Alarm fire for the Wauconda Fire District:

A fire caused extensive damaged to a Sikh temple in the far northwest suburbs.

Firefighters were called to the Guru Nanak Sikh Mission temple at 217 W. State Road in Island Lake at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday [to answer an automatic alarm] according to Wauconda Fire District¬†officials. Firefighters arrived to see smoke “billowing from the building,” said Wacounda Fire Chief David Dato.

At first, firefighters were able to battle the blaze from inside the building but as flames spread, crews had to take a defensive position, Dato said.

Firefighters put out the blaze just after midnight, and no injuries were reported, officials said.

Fire officials said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as the Illinois state fire marshal’s office will investigate because the structure housed a place of worship.

Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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McHenry TWP FD Pierce Velocity tower ladder at night fire scene

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Fox Lake FD Nova Quintech SkyArm at night fire scene

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine with many hose lines at fire scene

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MABAS Air 5 refills air cylinders at fire scene

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Round Lake FD engine at night fire scene with Command Light

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