Former lumber storage facility catches fire in Elgin

Updated 5/4/2015 9:08 PM

An abandoned lumber storage facility caught fire Monday afternoon in Elgin, damaging it and a nearby car, fire officials said.

The blaze started about 3:30 p.m. in the facility on the 0-100 block of Jefferson Avenue. Elgin Firefighters arrived to find the building heavily involved in fire, according to a department release.


The fire caused extensive damage, and heat from the blaze also damaged a car parked in the driveway next door, officials said. Nobody was injured.

The fire remains under investigation with damage estimated at $5,000.


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