Commercial Structure Fire - 6207 Commercial Road
(Commercial Structure Fire – 6207 Commercial Rd)
On March 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded for a reported structure fire at 6207 Commercial Rd in Crystal Lake. Initial arriving crews, at 2:58 pm, reported heavy black smoke coming from the business (Diesel Redemption). The caller had reported the business was working with a cutting torch and the building was now on fire. Fire units quickly switched to a defensive mode, operating from the outside of the building by applying water through various hoses and three ladder trucks. There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters.
Mutual aid agencies were called to assist Crystal Lake utilizing the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). Crystal Lake Command requested a third alarm.
A firewall in the center of the structure held the fire from spreading throughout the entire building. The building did not have fire sprinklers. A roof collapse and partial wall collapse were sustained in the area of the building where the fire started.
The fire was deemed under control at 4:19 pm. Crews remain on scene extinguishing hot spots. Fire investigators from Crystal Lake and surrounding communities, including the Office of the State Fire Marshal, are investigating the cause of the fire. A damage estimate is not yet available.
Issued by: Paul DeRaedt
Fire Rescue Chief
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department
Date: March 18, 2019
Time: 5:50 pm
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department - 100 W. Woodstock St. - Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
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