Decatur Fire Department responds to fire at Decatur Foundry

Posted:
DECATUR - The Decatur Fire Department says crews were dispatched to a building on the city's north side early Tuesday morning for a report of a business fire.

Authorities say firefighters received a report of a fire at the Decatur Foundry, located in the 1700 block of North Illinois Street, at about 2:59 a.m.  Crews say that the affected building, a tractor maintenance building, was attached to a larger building, and that the fire was under control at about 5:05 a.m.

Fire officials say there was significant damage to the smaller building and it contents.  However, there was minimal damage to the larger structure.  No injuries were reported in this incident, and officials estimate the fire caused about $110,000 in damages.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Decatur Fire Department.  We will provide more updates as they become available.

Current Conditions
/
  • Current Events