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Fire museum to host open house, pump-in

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:07 p.m. CDT

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

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