Friday, March 20, 2009

Breaking EMPRESS CASINO in Joliet on fire

Just reported on MSNBC, awaiting further details. . . .

NBC5 report and feed is here

Chicago Sun-Times

Fire reported at Empress Casino in Joliet

March 20, 2009

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at the Empress Casino in southwest suburban Joliet.

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at the casino at 2300 Empress Dr. about 10 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Joliet Fire Department.

The fire was reported in a section of the casino which is under construction, but the spokeswoman had no further details.

No reports of injuries had been received as of 10:30 a.m., she said.

1 comment:

Gallows Humor said...

Where were the sprinklers?
Did the building have them?

The installation of sprinklers may have been waived in the original construction: because, the original owners were pals with Joliet officials.