Several Kenosha Fire Departments Battle Fire

TREVOR — Several fire departments responded to a large fire at Salem Business Center this week.

The fire engulfed a large warehouse which housed multiple businesses, including an auto body shop, storage facility and transmission repair service.

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department units also responded as local fire departments with the help of Kansasville and Fox Lake, Ill., battled the blaze for more than four hours.

Heavy black smoke smothered the area, slowing traffic on nearby roads to a crawl and causing some people to seek temporary shelter.

Fire trucks transported thousands of gallons of water from a source miles away and dump it in plastic pools because there were no hydrants in the area. Firefighters used that water to subdue the flames.

No one was reported injured, according to sheriff’s deputies at the scene, and the cause of the blaze was not determined. An investigation is underway.

The metallic warehouse is considered a total loss, and a handful of vehicles inside the warehouse were destroyed.

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