Roof fire at Schaumburg IKEA causes brief evacuation

Roof fire at Schaumburg IKEA causes brief evacuation

No injuries were reported after fire broke out early Tuesday afternoon on the roof of Schaumburg’s IKEA store, leading to a two-hour evacuation of the business.

Schaumburg Fire Department officials said a passerby reported dark smoke coming from the roof of the massive store at 1800 E. McConnor Parkway just before noon. Firefighters later determined the fire involved 22 solar panels.



Thirty-two firefighters arrived at the scene and the fire was brought under control with the use of an elevated aerial stream of water. IKEA was able to reopen just after 2 p.m., officials said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Tuesday. There was some minor damage to the interior of the structure as well, but a monetary damage estimate was not immediately available Tuesday.


2020-11-24 23:54:08

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