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- February 26, 2019
MULTIPLE STRUCTURE FIRE
300 Block Minch Street, South Pekin
At 12:47pm on Sunday February 24, 2019 the South Pekin Fire Department was dispatched to a garage fire in the 300 block of Minch Street. Early dispatch radio traffic indicated a garage was fully involved with fire.
Five minutes after being dispatched, at 12:52, South Pekin Fire Department Engine 1 arrived on scene and found multiple buildings on fire. All fires were reported extinguished at 1:41pm.
Strong wind gusts fueled the fire and caused significant damage to three structures. All three structures were detached from homes and were used for storage. Heavy fuel loads inside the buildings contributed to the fires intensity.
The quick response and suppression efforts of Engine 1 prevented the fire from spreading to nearby homes.
The South Pekin Fire Department would like to thank our mutual aid partners. The Cincinnati Fire Protection District and Green Valley Fire Protection District assisted with extinguishing the fire. AMT responded with a paramedic ambulance and Delevan Fire also assisted by standing by available for other calls in the area. The South Pekin Police Department and Tazewell County Sheriff's Office provided scene security and traffic control early in the event so that our firefighters could focus on extinguishing the fire.
We also would like to thank Village President Chad Lamberson for responding to the scene and helping to coordinate city services during the fire event.
There are no injuries reported at this fire and no families were displaced. The department investigator lists the cause of the fire as undetermined at this time.