Fire Causes $250K in Damage to Renovated Rec Center has partnered with LexisNexis to bring you this content.

Copyright 2017 Paddock Publications, Inc.

Chicago Daily Herald


St. Charles school officials spent most of the summer working on a facelift for the Norris Recreation Center. An unplanned event Monday will mean there's a lot more work to do.

A fire shortly after 8 a.m. in a men's locker room caused $250,000 worth of damage.

Eight fire departments responded to the alarm, which was automatically triggered by the existing fire safety system. The fire took 30 minutes to get under control.

A firefighter was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was treated and released for what fire officials described as a minor injury. The occupants of the building at the time of the fire evacuated without injury.

The $250,000 estimated loss is the result of extensive smoke penetration through the building.

The Norris Center, which is operated in a partnership agreement between the school and park districts, was nearing the end stages of $2.3 million worth of construction work. School board members are set to get an update on that work Thursday night.

Read More of Today's AB Headlines

Subscribe to Our Daily E-Newsletter

August 23, 2017


Copyright © 2017 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy
Page 1 of 82
Next Page
AB Show 2024 in New Orleans
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Nov. 19-22, 2024
Learn More
AB Show 2024
Buyer's Guide
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide