On the scene

By on December 30, 2011


Multiple fire departments worked to extinguish a fire at a single-family home near Elburn Friday evening, Dec. 23. The blaze broke out about 5 p.m. at a home on the 2S200 block of Willow Creek Drive, in a subdivision located south of the intersection of Route 47 and Main Street in Blackberry Township. Emergency crews had to bring in a water supply, as there are no hydrants in the rural area. It took about 50 minutes to put out the blaze, which started on the second floor of the two-story home, authorities said. Chief Kelly Callaghan of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District said residents were home at the time of the fire but escaped safely. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Photo by Patti Wilk