Oswego Camelot Farm Fire

(Photo provided by Christian Landorf)

Firefighters and authorities were called to a Thanksgiving Day fire at a horse riding facility near Oswego, but authorities say no horses, residents, or firefighters were injured. 

Oswego Fire officials say $300,000 in damage is estimated and a machine shed and all of its contents are a total loss. 

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office issued a post about the fire and said they, along with Oswego Fire and several other area departments responded to the 0 to 100 block of Chippewa Dr. in Na-Au-Say Twp. on Thursday around 1:12 p.m.

The fire occurred at Camelot Farm. 

According to the sheriff's office, all residents and horses were unharmed.

Oswego Fire said in a statement that they were initially called to an outside fire and when crews arrived on scene, a barn was found on fire. 

Fire officials say an alarm was upgraded after a 60 ft. by 80 ft. machine shed on the large horse farm was found to be fully involved in fire. Additional mutual aid units were requested. 

The fire was brought under control in about two hours but firefighters remained on scene for about five hours, due to a large volume of overhaul operations. 

Oswego Fire was assisted by Plainfield, Minooka, Troy, Lisbon-Seward, Little Rock-Fox, Bristol-Kendall, and Sugar Grove Fire Departments. The sheriff's office also assisted. 

Camelot Farms also shared a statement on their page on Thursday afternoon. 

The statement said the business lost all of their equipment and hay but that those things are replaceable and that all of the horses are fine and were taken back to their stalls. 

Firefighters were thanked for saving the barn and several others were also thanked, including neighbors who blocked the road so the horses stayed on the property.

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