Massive Fire Engulfs Vacant Resort in Suburban St. Charles

Multiple videos on social media showed smoke billowing into the sky

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A fire that erupted at a vacant resort in suburban St. Charles continued to burn late Saturday night, several hours after it first started, according to authorities.

The fire was initially reported at approximately 5 p.m. at the vacant Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. Nearby streets were closed as crews worked to extinguish the fire.

Multiple videos on social media showed flames pouring from at least one building and smoke billowing into the sky. Some people reported seeing smoke from several miles away. The Pheasant Run Resort served the suburban community for decades, but closed in 2020 after an attempt to auction it off failed, according to the Kane County Chronicle.

In a Facebook post at approximately 7 p.m., the city of St. Charles said its fire department was on scene of a fire at the resort, which is located at East Main Street near Kautz Road. Drivers were encouraged to avoid the area and take alternate routes.

Additional information, including a possible cause of the fire or if anyone was injured, hasn't been released.

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