SHOREWOOD, Ill. — An extra-alarm fire completely destroyed a business in Shorewood on Tuesday.
The fire started around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tri-County Stockdale, located at 25520 West Black Road, which is a landscaping supply store and farm. Around 15 agencies were on the scene assisting.
Early Tuesday morning, Shorewood officials urged residents within two-mile radius northeast of the location to “shelter-in-place” due to the smoke, but the order has been lifted.
“We’re still telling people to be cautious because there is still going to be some smoke coming out of here for a little while yet,” Fire chief Andy Doyle said.
Both the Illinois and U.S. EPA are monitoring the air quality surrounding the store.
No injuries were reported and a few chickens and ducks were rescued. However, the store is expected to be a total loss.