On May 18, 2020 at approximately 7:43 AM, the Channahon Fire Protection District was dispatched for a brush fire in the area of W. Bluff Road and S. Edwin Drive, Channahon Fire Protection Area.
Upon arrival, initial fire companies accessed an approximately 1,250 foot driveway and found a single family ranch with fire visible out the roof. The house was determined to be vacant and abandoned after further investigation. No interior fire attack was initiated due to the volume of fire and condition of the structure.
Operations were kept exterior throughout the duration of the incident. No injuries were sustained by firefighters during operations. The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation at time of this press release. The MABAS Division 15 Fire Investigations team is conducting the investigation.
No dollar loss was available at the time of the fire investigation. Agencies assisting at the scene included Minooka Fire, Troy Fire, Elwood Fire, Wilmington Fire, Lockport Fire, Morris Fire, and Plainfield Fire. Lockport Fire, Coal City Fire, and Morris Ambulance provided area coverage while Channahon and mutual aid companies worked at the scene.