Rockdale fire destroys warehouse, semi trucks at Longhorn Trucking

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, June 3, 2022
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A massive fire obliterated a semi truck repair shop in Rockdale, Ill., Friday afternoon.

ROCKDALE, Ill. (WLS) -- A massive fire destroyed most of a commercial property belonging to Longhorn Trucking in southwest suburban Rockdale.

The large blaze engulfed a warehouse and also a growing number of semi trucks parked around the buildings. Emergency crews worked to contain it for more than an hour.

The Manhattan Fire District, which responded to assist with fighting the fire, said it is happening at a truck repair shop. There are no reports of any injuries.

Rockdale officials have not yet commented on the fire.

Thick black smoke billowed from the building and trucks as fire crews sprayed water from firetrucks. The smoke was so thick and abundant, it was visible on ABC7's Doppler 7MAX radar.

The fire appeared to be largely contained and extinguished shortly after 5:30 p.m., though firefighters remained on scene fighting hotspots.

Rockdale is southwest of Chicago, near Joliet.