At 12:27 AM on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to the report of a structure fire in a building next to Niko’s Red Mill Tavern. Upon arrival, the first arriving unit reported fire showing from a small commercial structure in the 1000 block of Lake Avenue in Woodstock.
It took firefighters approximately 20 minutes to extinguish the fire and another 2 hours checking for and extinguishing hidden fires, as well as, conducting an investigation. At this time, though the investigation is still ongoing, it does not appear to be suspicious. There were no injuries as a result of this fire. Woodstock did request a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) alarm to cover the community while operating at the fire, and assist at the scene. Initial estimates of damage are $100,000.
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