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Fire at 4051 E. Main St. - Former Pheasant Run Resort

Update: 3 p.m. 5/23/22

The fire at the former Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St./IL Rt. 64 in St. Charles was extinguished Sunday, 5/22/22. One fire unit from the St. Charles Fire Department remains on the scene to control a few remaining hot spots. The main lobby, Bourbon Street, and A, B, E wings of hotel rooms have been destroyed.

A full investigation of the fire is underway. Our police & fire departments are working the with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Office of the State Fire Marshall throughout the investigation, which is expected to last several weeks.

Fire in Building

602 Sidwell Court, Unit Q

The St. Charles Fire Department responded to 602 Sidwell Court, Unit Q, at approximately 2:21 p.m. on April 6 for a report of a fire in a building. The first St. Charles unit arrived on the scene in just over four minutes and found an active fire inside the unit. The fire was brought under control in approximately eight minutes. The fire was contained to the unit of origin and did not extend to the building structure. Fire damage to the contents is estimated at $15,000. One occupant was working in the unit at the time, who reported the fire and safely exited the structure unharmed.

Attached Garage Fire

1704 Rita Ave

The St. Charles Fire Department responded to 1704 Rita Ave. at approximately 4:43 PM Feb. 18 for a report of an attached garage fire. The first St. Charles unit arrived on the scene in approximately 4 minutes and reported a working attached garage fire. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes and was contained to the garage. The fire did not extend to the living space of the residence which received only minor smoke exposure. Fire damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $27000.

Do You have Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your Home?

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, such as generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters, and fireplaces.

Structure Fire at 215 W. Main St.

At  7:45 p.m. on Jan. 25, the St. Charles Fire Department responded to 215 W. Main St. for a report of smoke coming from the rear of the building by the neighbor. The first unit was on the scene by 19:47 and found moderate to heavy smoke coming from the rear of the building. Due to the nature of the structure, the potential for heavy fire loss to the downtown area, and the cold temperatures, the alarm was raised to a first level Box Alarm. The fire was contained to the rear portion of the building by firefighters and brought under control in approximately 80 minutes.

Building Fire at 315 S. Kirk Road

At 3:12 a.m. on Thursday December 16, 2021, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to 315 S. Kirk Rd. for a report of fire in the building. Firefighters were on the scene by 3:14 am and found moderate smoke inside the manufacturing area with visible fire in a ceiling mounted machine. The fire was brought under control with six minutes.

Fox River Rescue

Motor Vehicle Accident

At 12:33 PM on 12/08/2021, St. Charles Fire and Police units responded to the report of a car into the Fox River. Geneva and South Elgin Fire Departments also responded to assist.

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