Northwest Suburban Fire Departments Called in to Assist Fighting Harvey Warehouse Fire Region

Fire departments from as far away as Knollwood, Lake Forest and Long
Grove have been called in just after 3:30 p.m. to bring in brush trucks
to help with firefighting of a spreading fire covering blocks of
warehouses in Harvey, Illinois at 156th and Lathrop.

The fire has already brought beyond a 5-alarm box with special alarms
and a Tanker Box Alarm in Harvey since about 10:30 a.m. Thursday
morning.

There are water supply problems with this fire and high winds with gusts
up to 40 mph that are hampering firefighting efforts.

— mb