(Lake Villa, IL) A 5-alarm blaze at a Lake Villa auto body shop led to road closures and severe damage. Antioch fire officials were called around 3 o’clock on Wednesday morning to the shop in the 16-hundred block of North Milwaukee Avenue, and immediately requested help from additional areas. In total, about a dozen surrounding departments battled the flames and sub-zero temperatures to put out the fire. The owner of the body shop was treated for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, damage estimates have been put in the 1-million-dollar range.
Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (1-27-22)