No injuries in Bartlett warehouse fire

  • Courtesy of Bartlett Fire Protection DistrictA warehouse fire Tuesday night on the 1300 Block of Brewster Creek Boulevard in Bartlett drew a response from more than 80 suburban firefighters.

    Courtesy of Bartlett Fire Protection DistrictA warehouse fire Tuesday night on the 1300 Block of Brewster Creek Boulevard in Bartlett drew a response from more than 80 suburban firefighters.

 
By Kayleigh Padar
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 1/13/2021 10:36 PM

More than 80 firefighters responded Tuesday night to a large fire at a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Bartlett, authorities said.

The first crews arrived at the warehouse on the 1300 block of Brewster Creek Boulevard about 10:15 p.m. Workers told them that smoke and flames were coming from a pallet storage area.

 

The building's sprinkler system contained the fire to a 50-square-foot area, but heavy smoke created visibility issues, according to a news release from the Bartlett Fire Protection District.

The fire was escalated to a second alarm, bringing additional firefighters and equipment, and authorities requested a specialized truck-mounted fan to help clear the smoke. The fire was declared under control at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Nobody was injured in the fire, which investigators said was accidental.

The Hanover Park, Streamwood, South Elgin, Elgin, Fox River Countryside, West Chicago, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Naperville, Elk Grove and St. Charles fire departments responded to the scene as part of mutual aid agreements, the news release said. The Bartlett Police Department, Bartlett Public Works Department and the Hanover Township Emergency Services also assisted.

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