A large machine shop on Bell Road in Minooka was destroyed Wednesday night as result of a blaze that is still being investigated, according to Minooka Fire Chief Al Yancey.
Minooka Fire Protection District responded to the structure fire at 725 Bell Road at approximately 8:10 p.m., Jan. 2, 2013, Yancey said in a press release. The first arriving engine company encountered heavy smoke and fire showing from a large machine shop.
The first arriving crews were informed by the property owner that the building contained a large propane tank. Crews began operations to cool the propane tank as a priority to prevent an explosion.
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