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McHenry auto repair, U-Haul rental business damaged in fire

McHenry Township firefighters work to extinguish a structure fire Sunday night from the roof of the McHenry County 4-Wheel Drive Center at 2902 W Illinois Route 120 in McHenry. The Mchenry, Richmond, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake, Spring Grove, Cary, Woodstock, Lake Villa departments were called the scene after the report of a structure fire at the building.
McHenry Township firefighters work to extinguish a structure fire Sunday night from the roof of the McHenry County 4-Wheel Drive Center at 2902 W Illinois Route 120 in McHenry. The Mchenry, Richmond, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake, Spring Grove, Cary, Woodstock, Lake Villa departments were called the scene after the report of a structure fire at the building.

McHENRY – A Sunday afternoon fire damaged a local auto repair and U-Haul rental business and forced the closing of Route 120.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded to a fire about 5:30 p.m. at McHenry County Four-Wheel Drive Center, 2902 W. Route 120. Firefighters had to call mutual aid from neighboring departments to put out the fire at the business just east of the Fox River, Battalion Chief David Harwood said.

Damage to the business is estimated at $100,000, Harwood said. The cause remained undetermined as of late Sunday evening.

The mutual aid request was canceled shortly before 6:30 p.m., but Route 120 was not reopened to traffic until after 8 p.m. One McHenry firefighter was taken to the hospital after getting debris in her eye and was later released.

Departments from Richmond, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake and Spring Grove responded to the fire.

Departments from Cary, Woodstock and Lake Villa provided station coverage.

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