Photos Show Destruction of Massive Blaze at Maple Tree Inn
Aug 24, 2018
Published Aug 24, 2018 at 12:06 PM
A fire tore through the Maple Tree Inn early Friday, decimating the historic south suburban building just days before the business was slated to host an annual barbecue festival.
The Blue Island restaurant owners vowed to rebuild, saying the family business "has had multiple successful chapters and there will be many more."
At least 20 fire departments responded to the scene and were battling the gas-fed blaze for hours. Photos of the fire and its aftermath show just how large the flames were - and how destructive.