12 Semi-Trucks Go Up In Flames During Early Morning Fire
Bartlett, Illinois – Twelve semi-trucks went up in flames on Monday morning in Bartlett, Illinois, according to Bartlett Fire Protection officials.
A news release issued by the Bartlett Fire Protection District (BFPD) said firefighters were called to a blaze at the 2200 block of Graham Street around 2:36 a.m.
When the fire crew arrived they found “multiple semi-trucks” engulfed in flames.
Officials said they “aggressively attacked the fire” while at the same time others stretched a supply line to a fire hydrant.
Firefighters battled the blaze as the fire spread to numerous other semi-trucks parked nearby.
According to officials, it took firefighters about an hour to get the inferno under control.
However, it was not soon enough for twelve semi-trucks as they sustained heavy damage, BFPD said.
Officials also said two more semi-trucks were damaged from “exposure to the fire.”
Investigators said a damage assessment has not been completed.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.
Fortunately, no lives were lost and no one was hurt, according to officials.
Also responding to the scene were The Bartlett Police Department, Elgin Fire Department and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal also assisted at the scene in the investigation, BFPD said.
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