Authorities Continue to Investigate Blaze at Master Cast in Batavia

15 departments in the area fought the blaze. Three firefighters hurt.

Authorities continue to investigate a fire that was reported Wednesday night at the Master Cast Inc. foundry in Batavia and took firefighters about four hours to get under control, according to the Daily Herald. 

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Batavia Fire Department; and the Kane County Fire Investigation Task Force are all investigating the blaze and have yet to determine the origin or cause of the fire at 106 S. Mallory Ave. in Batavia, according to the article. 

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The above information was updated at 5:30 p.m. on March 6. 


ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Firefighters overnight battled a blaze at the Master Cast Inc. foundry in Batavia, 106 S. Mallory Ave. 

Batavia Fire Chief Randy Deicke told NBC Chicago flames leapt from windows on the first floor and heavy smoke filled the building when crews arrived. Fifteen departments responded. The Aurora Beacon-News reports three firefighters were hurt. 

"We expect the building to collapse — or at least one floor to collapse — at some time," Diecke said. The building dates back to 1930.

Master Cast makes aluminum castings.

The fire department was on the scene Thursday morning investigating the cause.


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