Fires 3/4 of a mile apart in Amboy under investigation

7/19/20 – Studstill Media Photo

7/19/20 – Studstill Media Photo


AMBOY – Near simultaneous fires Sunday morning kept over a dozen fire departments busy in rural Lee County.   Around 4:30 AM a call was put out for two fires in farm structures 3/4 of a mile apart in the 1400 block of Sterling Road outside of Amboy.   Crews battled the blaze for over an hour at a barn that held livestock.   The barn was destroyed and according to Amboy Fire Chief Jeff Bryant, around five hogs and a pair of cattle perished.   The other fire was in a metal structure that appeared to have held hay on a different property to the west.   No injuries to persons was reported.  There were over 17 different fire departments from throughout northern Illinois supporting Amboy during the incident.  The Illinois State Fire Marshall was on scene and the cause of the fires remains under investigation.

7/19/20 – Studstill Media Photo

7/19/20 – Studstill Media Photo