Northbrook Firefighters Contain Flames at Spring Fill Industries
No injuries were reported in a fire which sparked in the duct system of the Shermer Rd. paper company.
The following items were part of a Village of Northbrook weekly report.
Fire in Industrial Duct System
On Monday evening, Sept. 17, at about 5:00pm, Northbrook firefighters responded to a fire in the processing area of Spring Fill Industries at 2855 Shermer Rd. The fire was contained within the machinery's duct system. Firefighters checked the duct work and filters, confirmed that the fire was out and ventilated the remaining smoke from the building. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
According to the manager of the processing plant, a processing press had a failure of its heating element which caused sparking into the machine's ventilation duct system and ignited the built up plastic shavings in the ductwork. A Northbrook Fire Investigator was called to the scene to determine the exact cause of the fire. According to the manager of the plant, the cost of the ventilation system that needs replacing is estimated at $50,000. In addition there was lost product and an extensive cleanup process associated with the fire at an additional cost of $10,000. Northbrook received automatic mutual aid assistance from the Glenview Fire Department.
Northbrook Sustainability Plan
The Village and Park District are still seeking input from the community on sustainability issues. This information will be used by our consultant in drafting the joint Village and Park District Sustainability Plan. A survey is available through Friday, Sept. 28 on the Village’s website.
Residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to participate in the survey and submit responses. In addition, we encourage those interested in the Sustainability Plan to attend two community forums during the month of October. These have been scheduled for October 3 at 7:00 pm at the Northbrook Village Hall, 1225 Cedar Lane and October 30 at 7:00 pm at the Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Avenue. These meetings will offer an opportunity for residents and business owners to offer their feedback and input on the goals being formulated for the draft plan.
Gateway Sign Replacement
Public Works crew replaced the gateway sign last week on Landwehr Rd. just north of Willow Rd. The replacement sign was previously in service at another location and was refurbished. Refurbishment allows the department to extend the life of a sign and often costs significantly less than the purchase of a new sign. The previous Landwehr Rd. sign is now under evaluation to determine if it can be refurbished.