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Fire crews responding to massive 3rd alarm fire in Crystal Lake

Photo provided to Lake and McHenry County Scanner by Rob Roderick.

Fire crews from McHenry County and Lake County are responding to a massive 3rd alarm building fire in Crystal Lake Monday afternoon.

The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department was called at 2:56 p.m. Monday to Diesel Redemption, 6207 Commercial Road, for a structure fire.

Photo provided to Lake and McHenry County Scanner by Sandra Heuer.

Fire crews found heavy smoke and fire showing from the building, which is a large one-story industrial warehouse. A Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) 3rd alarm was called, bringing firefighters and equipment from McHenry and Lake counties.

Crews are currently at the scene as of 3:45 p.m. working to extinguish the fire, which can be seen from miles away. Heavy traffic is being reported along Virginia Road, Main Street and Route 14 near the fire.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.


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