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5-Alarm fire in Antioch, 1-26-22 (more)

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Firefighters work in frigid conditions

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5-Alarm fire in Antioch, 1-26-22

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Firefighters from Antioch and about two dozen neighboring departments had to battle both subzero temperatures and a raging inferno inside an auto body shop early today near Lake Villa.

Temperatures were reported at 11 degrees below zero when firefighters were called to the shop on the 1600 block of North Milwaukee Avenue at about 3 a.m. With heavy fire and smoke showing upon arrival, the call was ultimately upgraded to a five-alarm blaze because water needed to be transported into the area because of a lack of nearby hydrants. Fire crews were shuttled back and forth to a nearby warming bus to avoid hypothermia.

One man believed to be the owner of the building, was transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation where he was treated and released. There were no reports of any injuries to fire personnel.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and firefighters remained at the scene to perform any salvage work. 

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