Fire museum to host open house, pump-in

MARENGO –The Northern Illinois Fire Museum will host its annual open house and pump-in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10.

The event will be at the Meyer Material Pit, which is on Route 23, 4 miles south of Route 20 in Marengo.

The open house includes a flea market, museum tours, fire engine rides, games and food.

The museum has 20 antique fire vehicles that represent hand to horse to gas to diesel-fueled equipment.Private fire truck owners, municipalities and fire protection districts will have fire trucks drafting, pumping and shooting water.

Fire truck rides will be available for $1 a person.

Admission is $5 a car or van.Those who donate three nonperishable items will get $1 off admission.

The event will take place rain or shine.

For information, call 815-568-8950 or visit www.nifm.net.