St. Charles Business Catches Fire For 2nd Time in a Month

St. Charles Business Catches Fire For 2nd Time in a Month

For the second time in a little more than a month, St. Charles firefighters responded to a Kirk Road business that had caught fire.

315 S. Kirk Road, St. Charles. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

According to a St. Charles Fire Department news release, firefighters responded at 10:10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 20, 2022) to 315 S. Kirk Road for a report of fire in the building.

According to Dun & Bradstreet, that address is the home of Pactiv LLC, a converted paper product manufacturing company.

Firefighters were on the scene by 10:12 a.m. and found moderate smoke inside the manufacturing area with visible fire in the ceiling spaces. The fire was brought under control within
25 minutes.

The structure was checked for any fire extension and cleared of smoke. The business was returned to the occupants by 11:55 a.m.

The fire loss was minimal and the business is still operational. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries during the incident. The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Geneva, Batavia, West Chicago, North Aurora and Elburn fire departments.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

St. Charles firefighters responded had responded to the same address at 3:12 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, and found moderate smoke inside the manufacturing area with visible fire in a ceiling-mounted machine. The fire loss at that time was estimated at a $10,000 to the machinery with no structural involvement.

About the St. Charles Fire Department

The St. Charles Fire Department provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, fire inspection and public education services to the St. Charles, Illinois, community.

The Department earned a Class 1 PPC ISO rating and is fully accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc.

A full-time Department of the city of St. Charles, the St. Charles Fire Department serves the 33,000 residents and 2,100 businesses from three stations within the city.

SOURCE: St. Charles Fire Department news release

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