Schaumburg industrial building demolished to fully extinguish Thursday's fire
A Schaumburg storage building ravaged by a blaze Thursday night has been demolished in an effort to extinguish pockets of fire that remained.
The investigation into the cause of the fire continued Tuesday, Schaumburg Fire Chief Jim Walters said.
Officials had not calculated a monetary damage estimate for the building, located in an industrial area on the 1000 block of West Lunt Avenue, but expected it to be declared a total loss.
Walters said the fire was reported at 6:17 p.m. Thursday by two men who were in the building at the time and escaped without injury.
Walters said it was immediately clear the building could not be safely entered to battle the fire from within. Firefighters had been on the scene only a short time before the east wall started to collapse.