One hurt in garage fire
Man was welding car, Lyons fire chief says
By Steve Metsch
A Lyons resident was injured in a garage fire that resulted in thick black smoke that could be seen more than a mile away.
A Riverside ambulance took the person to Loyola Medical Center for treatment, Fire Chief Gordon Nord., Jr., said.
The fire started around 6:30 p.m. April 20 in the 7300 block of 39th Street.
Smoke from the fire was seen from the Lyons Village Hall, from which Nord had hurried to help firefighters tame the blaze.
“Apparently, there was a gentleman in (the garage) doing some welding on a car that was being turned into a race care,” Nord said.
One person was injured in this garage fire that Lyons firefighters were able to prevent from spreading. Photo by Gordon Nord, Jr.
Nord said it looks like the welding cause the car to catch fire.
“The fire rapidly spread to a totally involved garage fire,” Nord said. “The roof was already collapsed upon our arrival.”
Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading from the garage, to nearby buildings, Nord said.
One firefighter tripped at the scene and had a minor injury, but did not need to visit the hospital, Nord said.