VIDEO: Smoke clears at Illinois industrial park fire nearly 14 hours later

  • Source: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis
  • Published: 09/27/2022 12:00 AM

After keeping fire crews busy for nearly 14 hours, an industrial park fire in Sauget that filled the air with smoke is finally out. Fire crews cleared the scene just before 6:00 a.m. at the Eagle Industrial Park on Mississippi Avenue in Sauget. The Sauget Fire Chief, Roger Thornton, said some crews may return throughout the day to check on a few small hot spots. This all comes after the intense fire burned for quite a long time, with smoke billowing from the scene for hours. Thornton also said that the fire happened at a storage facility inside the Eagle Industrial Park. It’s a 39-acre industrial park that occupies the former property of the Big River Zinc Corporation. The area has now been converted to a full-service trans-loading operation. Chief Thornton told us his crews got the first call for the fire about 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. It quickly went to a second alarm, with crews from Cahokia Heights responding as well.


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