Metro-East News

Crews extinguish fire at Lamar Moore Construction in Pontoon Beach

Fire crews extinguished a fire Wednesday evening at Lamar Moore Construction on Illinois 162 in Pontoon Beach.

Long Lake Fire Chief Terry Kreher said the fire started in the construction company’s warehouse, which is housed in the Metro East Montessori School’s old gym.

They were called to the blaze by an alarm.

“We found a large amount of fire in the warehouse,” he said. “... Basically, the fire was contained to the warehouse in the business, the attached school — there was no damage there. Just some smoke, but no fire.”

The school unoccupied at the time of the fire.

“The owner of the building stated they left at approximately 4:30 — locked everything up,” Kreher said.

No one was hurt in the blaze.

A cause, Kreher said, has not been determined as of Wednesday evening.