Fire crews responded to a silo fire near Sandwich on Wednesday afternoon where minimal damage was done to the silo and some nearby structures.
Sandwich Deputy Fire Chief Nathan King says fire crews responded to the 0 to 50 block of Gletty Rd. around 12:30 p.m. after a report was called in of debris at the bottom of the silo showing fire.
Deputy Chief King says damage was minimal. The silo sits behind a barn, trailers and a converted shed storage structure.
Fire was largely contained to the silo, though, some minimal damage was noted to nearby structures. There were no injuries reported and no one was occupying the area at the time of the fire. Deputy Chief King says a cause of the fire has not been determined at this point but it does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
Deputy Chief King added that the area is the same area where Sandwich Fire and multiple other departments will be conducting a live fire training this Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until Noon.
Officials said in a post that the training where a house will be burnt down at 18 Gletty Rd. will result in Gletty Rd. being shut down at Wright Dr. through the address.
The businesses to the south of the address will be open and have access from Countyline Road.
Deputy Chief King said Wednesday's fire had no connection to the training that will still go on without issue.
It took firefighters around 25 minutes to extinguish Wednesday's fire and clear the scene. Little Rock-Fox, Somonauk, Bristol-Kendall, Newark and Big Rock Fire were also initially called but were returned when Sandwich Fire arrived on scene.
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