Laundry facility catches fire at JBS on Monday

    At approximately 4:46 a.m. the Beardstown Fire Department responded to a commercial fire on Forest Lane in Beardstown’s industrial park. First arriving engine found WBS Inc. fully engulfed with fire. Firefighters were on the scene for over two hours getting the fire under control. Arenzville Fire Department and Rushville Fire Department were called for mutual aid in extinguishing the blaze. No occupants were in the building when the fire broke out. WBS is a commercial laundry facility that contracts for JBS Inc. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Illinois Fire Marshalls Office.

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