LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
19623 RENWICK ROAD | LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS 60441
OFFICE 815.838.3287 | FAX 815.838.9141 | WWW.LOCKPORTFIRE .ORG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 26, 2022 Deputy Chief Frank Blaskey
December 26, 2022
At 1609 hours on Saturday, December 24th the Lockport Township Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 15500 block of S. Weber Rd in unincorporated Lockport Township.
As fire companies left the stations, they could see a large column of black smoke in the area of the reported address. Upon arrival they found a large metal pole building occupied by a commercial trucking business that was heavily involved in fire. Companies immediately went to defensive fire operations and worked to protect exposures to multiple semi-tractor trailers next to the building. Due to the extent of damage and a complete roof collapse, companies spent just over three hours working to extinguish the fire.
With the freezing temperatures and extended firefighting operations, the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) was requested to the scene with their warming bus to provide firefighters a place to rehab and warm up as they worked at the scene.
The fire was upgraded to a Full Still which brought extra equipment and manpower to the scene from Plainfield and Romeoville Fire. The Lockport Fire stations were covered by multiple other fire agencies who handled several additional calls for service in the district.
The business was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lockport Fire Investigators along with assistance from the MABAS 19 and MABAS 15 Fire Investigation Teams.
PROUDLY SERVING ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF LOCKPORT, CREST HILL, ROMEOVILLE, NEW LENOX AND THE SURROUNDING UNINCORPORATED AREAS