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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.
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