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Joe Coughlin, Publisher
1:21 pm CST February 4, 2018

New Lenox-area firefighters battled a morning blaze at a local hardware store Sunday along Route 30.

A fire was reported at 10:51 a.m. at Whitemore Ace Hardware, 358 W. Maple St., according to the New Lenox Fire Protection District. 

The fire was out quickly, the district says, and no injuries were reported.

The fire was contained to the exterior of the building with minimal damage inside, according to the district, and the cause is under investigation.

Stay tuned to The New Lenox Patriot as this story develops.