Oil Fire At Elk Grove Village Heat-Treating Plant

Oil Fire At Elk Grove Village Heat-Treating Plant

An oil fire broke out in a heat-treating plant in northwest suburban Elk Grove Village Sunday morning.

The fire started in a heat-treating machine that was filled with oil at 1990 E. Devon Ave. in Elk Grove Village about 8 a.m., according to Elk Grove Village Fire Lt. Scott M. Peterson.

Though the fire was contained to the machine, smoke spread throughout the Chem-Plate site, which is one of the larger manufacturing plants in Elk Grove Village, Peterson said. A lot of oil was burning inside the machine, but there was no oil contamination in the plant, either.

Firefighters used a foam line to douse the oil fire since ”oil and water don’t mix,” Peterson said.

Nobody was injured and the fire should have minimal effect on the company’s operations, according to Peterson.

The fire was under control by 8:23 a.m. and was struck out at 8:37 a.m. The cause of the fire and amount of damage caused is still unknown as investigation continues, Peterson said.

Elk Grove Village was assisted by Wood Dale, Des Plaines, and Itasca fire departments on the scene, while Rosemont crews covered the Elk Grove quarters, Peterson said.

Information from: cbs2chicago.com

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