Northbound lanes shuts down due to Vehicle Fire

Northbound lanes shuts down due to Vehicle Fire

Illinois State Police and firefighter/paramedics from Long Grove and Palatine had responded to a vehicle fire. The time of the call was about 7:10 a.m. Sunday January 12, 2020. There was one caller that incorrectly placed the location of the fire as far as south and Palatine Road.

About two-thirds the distance on the spur from Dundee Road to Lake Cook Road, a large smoke header was clearly visible.

During the fire operations and clean up, the northbound Route 53 spur was completely shut down. About 50 minutes later at 8:00 a.m. the expressway was re-opened.

There is no report of known injuries.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

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