Digital Access

Digital Access
Access theherald-news.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, business, classified and more! News you can use every day.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in the area.
Local News

Crews battle overnight fire at Lockport car recycling yard

Fire crews from the Lockport Township Fire District spent about three and a half hours fighting an overnight fire at an auto recycling yard.
Fire crews from the Lockport Township Fire District spent about three and a half hours fighting an overnight fire at an auto recycling yard.

Fire crews from the Lockport Township Fire Protection District spent about three and a half hours fighting an overnight fire at a car recycling yard. The fire department received the first call about 10:30 p.m. Thursday regarding several vehicles on fire. The business is in the 3500 block of South State Street, according to a news release.

The first engine company found stacks of about 70 to 80 crushed vehicles and a trailer full of tires engulfed in fire.

The stack of vehicles, where the main part of the fire was knocked down, which allowed the crews to use machinery from the facility to begin pulling apart the stacks. This also helped extinguish each vehicle.

An engine with foam from the Citgo Refinery was requested to assist in extinguishing the blaze. Mutual aid equipment from several departments covered Lockport’s stations.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

Loading more