Two blazes blamed on downed power lines
McHENRY – Fire started by arcing power lines in the first winter storm of the season Thursday night destroyed a sports bar in a historical downtown building.
A second fire in a vacant house in an unincorporated area near McHenry also was blamed on power lines downed in the storm.
Crews were called to Windy City Wings, 1266 N. Green St., about 9 p.m. for a report of flames coming from the business, said Mike Majercik, fire battalion chief for McHenry Township Fire Protection District.
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