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Major Fire in Carlinville, Now Scene of a Rekindle

Fire Departments have scrambled back to the scene of a major Easter Morning fire in Carlinville after rekindling before 4 p.m. today.   Here are the details of the earlier fire that drew a large number of departments for mutual aid.


Carlinville Fire Department along with mutual aid resources from
Macoupin, Montgomery and Sangamon Counties are presently engaged in
fire suppression activities at an industrial site north of Carlinville. The
address of the fire is 14855 University Street.
The initial call for response was placed to Macoupin County 9-1-1 at 3:55
Chief Jess McKee of Carlinville Fire Department established defensive fire
operations and begin requesting mutual aid resources. Carlinville Fire
Officers and officers from neighboring departments have assisted Chief
McKee in managing the large number of resources and multiple exposures
on the large complex.
Departments from: Girard, Virden, Staunton, Litchfield, Bunker Hill,
Northwestern, Auburn, Raymond, Mt Olive, Unit 7, Farmersville-
Waggoner, Nokomis Area Fire Protection District, Medora, Witt, Gillespie
and Greenfield are on the scene providing water tenders, ladder trucks or
There have been no confirmed injuries at the scene.
The public is discouraged from coming to the scene and further updates
will be issued throughout the day.