Sprawling fire heavily damages furniture factory and warehouse in Chicago Heights

Fire crews responded to the Morgan Li facility in the 1100 block of South Washington Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Monday. Aerial footage showed the fire burning in several spots with heavy smoke. No injuries were reported.

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A massive fire engulfed a factory building in Chicago Heights Monday morning.

A massive fire engulfed a factory building in Chicago Heights Monday morning.

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A massive fire heavily damaged a furniture factory and warehouse in Chicago Heights early Monday morning, a year after the company announced a major expansion at the site.

Fire crews responded to the Morgan Li facility in the 1100 block of South Washington Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Aerial footage showed the fire burning in several spots with heavy smoke. No injuries were reported.

Morgan Li said furniture and fabrics were made and stored at the site.

“We do not know the cause of the fire and are working with authorities and cooperating fully with their investigation,” the company said in a statement. 

It said the facility was one of five manufacturing factories that it operates. ”We will do everything we can to rebuild what was lost and continue to support our people and the entire Chicago Heights community,” it said in a statement.

A year ago, the company announced it was building a 230,000-square-foot facility at the site.

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