The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2243 Grand Avenue at 8:38 AM on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. The response included all three stations and the 13 personnel on duty. Upon arrival, fire crews encountered heavy smoke coming from the structure. Acting Battalion Chief Justin Moffitt established command and the Brooks Street Station crew entered the structure with an attack line (hoseline) and extinguished the fire. After a search, no occupants were found within the structure. No injuries were reported.
An emergency callback of off-duty fire personnel was initiated to provide emergency coverage to the city. Preliminary damages are estimated at approximately $100,000. The fire was contained to the room where the fire began; however, the entire building sustained heavy smoke damage. Galesburg Fire Department Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be unintentional.
***Courtesy of the Galesburg Fire Department***