On Sunday, June 11, at approximately 04:50 a.m. Marengo Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the 500 block of 7th Ave in Marengo for a possible explosion that resulted in a house fire. Upon their arrival there were four houses that were on fire, with numerous houses in the area impacted. One person was transported from the scene by ambulance.
Multiple fire departments responded to the scene and at this time the fires are contained. The utility companies are currently conducting assessments of the areas. The State Fire Marshall is on scene and beginning their investigation.
Displaced residents are being transported to Marengo High School at 110 Franks Rd. In order to assist with the damage assessment any resident whose house was damaged is requested to make contact with Marengo City Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-703-9707. Please provide your name, address, and contact phone number.
At this time no donations are needed. If this changes we will advise what is needed on the City of Marengo website.
Media staging is at the Marengo Township Building located at 4010 Illinois Route 23 in Marengo.