On Monday, a massive fire completely destroyed a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Chicago, a year after announcing a big expansion at the site.
According to city spokesman David Ormsby, multiple fire departments responded to an extra alarm fire at the Morgan Li warehouse located at 1101 Washington Ave. in Chicago Heights.
According to reports, the fire broke out at the facility at around 6 a.m., which quickly spread to neighboring buildings.
There were no employees present when the fire broke out, and no injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the authorities.
Morgan Li issued a statement on its website following the incident.
A fire broke out on Monday morning, February 6, 2023 at our factory at 1001 Washington Street, Chicago Heights. While the damage of the fire is massive, the most important thing is that all our people are safe and accounted for.
Morgan Li is a family-owned and run business and we consider all our employees an extension of our family; we will do everything we can to rebuild what was lost and continue to support our people and the entire Chicago Heights community. The location of the fire is one of our five manufacturing facilities and we will continue to support our customers throughout the other operational locations.
We do not know the cause of the fire and are working with authorities and cooperating fully with their investigation.
With custom design, fabrication and installation of fixtures, furniture and graphics, we at Morgan Li forge collaborative partnerships with brands that are invested in creating unique experiences for their customers. And as a rapidly growing, family-owned company, no project is out of our range; we are big enough to take on large scale jobs, and flexible enough to treat each of our client relationships with the same personal touch and attention to detail. Through decades of team-driven knowledge, experience and solutions, we make the process of bringing your vision to life easy and take great pride in your success.
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Huge fire broke out in a big Chicago warehouse. Hard to imagine that U.S. food and shipping facilities burning down at this rate are just accidents. What’s going on?
— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) February 6, 2023
A massive fire in an industrial occupancy next to a scrapyard in Chicago Heights is putting a significant amount of smoke in the air. A number of warehouse structures are fully involved. No injuries reported at this time. More at https://t.co/vhbRxCcLib pic.twitter.com/LVhhMveBUH
— Kris Habermehl (@KrisHabermehl) February 6, 2023