News

Williamsville Trucking Company Recovering From Fire

Williamsville Trucking Company Recovering From Fire

Photo: Newsradio WTAX/Kirk Farah

An early morning three-alarm fire gutted a trucking company in Williamsville.

The first call came around 2:30 Friday morning. The fire started in an outbuilding where trucks are kept, but quickly spread and became a “defensive operation.” Sherman Fire Chief Todd Masterhand said a number of departments responded.

“I figured there were nine or ten different departments and about 50 firefighters from northern Sangamon County, Menard County and Logan County,” Masterhand said.

It took about three hours to get under control. No injuries were reported but a number of the company’s trucks were damaged.

The Illinois State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Amtrak Train to St. Louis Delayed Twice — Once Due to Freight Train Derailment

Fresh
amtrak

A freight train derailment in Pontiac resulted in a 14-hour train ride for Amtrak passengers looking to go toward St. Louis.

in Local

LaHood Gets GOP Nod in 18th Congressional District Race, Mellon Wins Dem Primary

Fresh
capitol

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has won the Republican special primary in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

in Local

Authorities Issue Alert for Missing Cass County Teen

Fresh
7-7-15 Missing Teen

Authorities have issued an alert after an 18-year-old girl is believed to have left home with a 45-year-old man.

in Local

New Ad Campaign Criticizes Kirk

mark_kirk

Environmentalists are taking to television to spread the word about how much they disagree with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

in Local

Springfield Mass Transit District Unveils Revamped Website

SMTD web

The Springfield Mass Transit District has unveiled a new website that one of its creators says should help make looking for routes and departure times much easier than before.