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No Injuries in Early Morning Horse Farm Fire

Oct 20, 2015 08:58AM ● By Steven Jack

This photo of an early morning house fire on Rance Road submitted to the Only Oswego Facebook page by Kathy Mensing.

A large fire at a horse farm at 105 Rance Road in unincorporated Kendall County Tuesday morning did not injure any animals boarded in the stables, according to an Oswego Fire Protection District news release. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the farm at about 6 a.m. for a call of a field fire. When they arrived they found a multi-level house under construction near the stables was also on fire.

Stable workers were able to safely evacuate all animals to a nearby pasture as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze. No other injuries to tenants or firefighters were reported. 

Firefighters deemed the fire under control by 7:50 a.m., but continued to identify hot spots as of about 8:30 a.m. The structure received heavy damage, but the fire did not spread to the nearby stable or riding area.

Fire crews from Plainfield, Bristol-Kendall, Lisbon, Newark, Sandwich, Naperville and Aurora aided in either battling the fire or provided cover for change of quarters.