At Least Two Hurt at Extra Alarm Industrial Fire at Commercial Building on Ellis St Near Eastern Ave in Bensenville

Extra Alarm industrial fire at 1241 North Ellis Street Bensenville (Imagery ©2020 CNES / Airbus, Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
Extra Alarm industrial fire at 1241 North Ellis Street Bensenville (Imagery ©2020 CNES / Airbus, Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Bensenville responded about 4:43 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 to a report of an industrial fire in a commercial building fire 1241 North Ellis Street.

Firefighters on arrival reported they were leading out with a hose line for a working fire. The fire was knocked by about 5:17 p.m. One person was transported with Advanced Life Support at about 5:18 p.m.

A search was underway for a possible second victim, and a second injured person was transported at 5:25 p.m. Initially the number of people injured was unknown.




A MABAS Division 12 EMS Box Alarm was activated at 5:29 p.m. Firefighter/paramedics and/or command officers from Addison, Elk Grove Village, Forest Park, and Schiller Park responded mutual aid.

A MABAS Division 12 Fire Box Alarm was activated at 5:32 p.m. Firefighters and/command officers were dispatched from Addison, Northlake, Elmhurst, and York Center responded mutual aid.

A MABAS Division 12 Hazmat Box Alarm was activated at 5:47 p.m.

Hazmat techs, hazmat squads, hazmat trailers and/or command officers were dispatched from Addison, Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Glenside, Hanover Park, Itasca, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Roselle, Villa Park, West Chicago, Wheaton, Wood Dale and York Center.




Hazmat techs were working past 7:30 p.m.; however fire companies were starting to return to their stations about 7:25 p.m. after the Fire Box Alarm was struck out at 7:23 p.m. The EMS Box and Hazmat Box were both struck out at 7:51 p.m.

PureLine is listed at the address. According to the PureLine official website, the company is a producer of chlorine dioxide solutions used for sanitization and disinfection in multiple industries.

Extra Alarm industrial fire at 1241 North Ellis Street Bensenville (Imagery ©2020 CNES / Airbus, Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
Extra Alarm industrial fire at 1241 North Ellis Street Bensenville (Imagery ©2020 CNES / Airbus, Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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