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Employees safely evacuate after fire breaks out, sending flames through roof of manufacturing plant in Lake in the Hills

All employees evacuated safely after a fire broke out at a manufacturing plant in Lake in the Hills, sending heavy flames through the roof Monday afternoon. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 4:38 p.m. Monday to AFC Materials Group, 14 Walter Court in Lake in the Hills, for a report of […]

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Worker injured after kiln reportedly explodes, causing fire inside manufacturing plant in Lincolnshire

Fire officials said a worker was injured after a kiln exploded and caused a fire to start inside a medical device manufacturing plant in Lincolnshire Thursday morning. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 9:10 a.m. Thursday to Flexan, 500 Bond Street in Lincolnshire, for an activated fire alarm. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District Battalion Chief Steve […]

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Over dozen fire departments respond after flames engulf inside of automotive shop in Libertyville

Over a dozen fire departments responded after heavy flames engulfed the inside of an automotive shop, causing extensive damage to the building in Libertyville Saturday evening. The Libertyville Fire Department responded around 5:15 p.m. Saturday to Top Notch Tire Plus, 530 East Park Avenue in Libertyville. Libertyville Fire Chief Michael Pakosta said crews initially received […]

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Fire and smoke damages massage parlor, restaurant in commercial strip mall in Round Lake

A restaurant and a massage parlor have been temporarily closed after a fire caused damage to the businesses in Round Lake Tuesday morning, fire officials said. The Greater¬†Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to 159 West Belvidere Road in Round Lake for a report of a structure fire. Greater Round Lake […]

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Employee suffers life-threatening injuries after liquid metal explosion, fire inside manufacturing plant in Marengo

An employee suffered life-threatening injuries after a liquid metal explosion and fire inside a large manufacturing plant in Marengo Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 2:28 p.m. Tuesday to Arnold Magnetic Technologies, 300 West Street in Marengo, for a report of a commercial structure fire. Marengo Fire and […]

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$1 million in damage caused to meat processing plant after three-alarm fire near Harvard

Approximately $1 million in damage was caused after a three-alarm fire engulfed four buildings at a meat processing plant near Harvard, fire officials said. The Harvard Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:44 p.m. Saturday to Olague Farms Meat Packing, 22701 Oak Grove Road in unincorporated Harvard for a report of […]