LOMBARD – The Lombard Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire that caused about $10,000 at a manufacturing building on the north side of the village.
Crews were dispatched at 3:52 a.m. Wednesday for a report of an active fire at Grimm Metal Fabricators, 1121 N. Garfield St., Lombard Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell said. Firefighters arrived to find the building's sprinkler system was activated and the warehouse portion of the large building was engulfed in smoke, he said.
"Our guys got there and they went inside to discover the sprinkler system was in fact flowing water," Howell said.
The fire was upgraded to a general alarm, which brought assistance from York Center and Addison fire protection districts, as well as the Villa Park, Oak Brook and Elmhurst fire departments.
No injuries were reported and the building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, Howell said, adding that there is nothing suspicious about the fire.
The fire was isolated to the back of the warehouse and kept in check by the sprinkler system, he said.
"They save lives and property," he added. "In this case, the fire was kept small by the system."