Fire Under Control on South Street

Posted May 24, 2007, 9:55 p.m.

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Park Forest Fire Department and departments from surrounding areas including University Park, South Chicago Heights, and Richton Park are currently battling a garbage fire in the transfer station of Star Disposal on South Street, approximately one block west of Western Ave. The fire is under control and did not spread to any buildings across the street or elsewhere. There were no injuries, but the smoke was very dense when observed. All employees were evacuated according to officials at the scene. Police had South Street blocked off at both ends.

The fumes from the fire were drifting in an east by northeast direction and were not pleasant at all.