South Holland crews respond to deep tunnel fire

February 15, 2012 2:09:41 PM PST
South Holland firefighters were called to a water reservoir after construction materials caught fire. No one was injured, officials say.

Walsh Construction was working in the area near New Thornton Reservoir when a compressor caught fire inside the tunnel, according to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The contractors were not able to put the fire out, so they called the fire department for help.

All individuals were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters from the South Holland Fire Department responded to several locations -- but the closest point appear to have been the Lincoln Oasis access point near Thornton Quarry.