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Big Fire At Skokie Home For Disabled Caused $200,000 Damage

The fire took place at Orchard Village, a residential and vocational center for the developmentally disabled, around 7 p.m. Tuesday in frigid conditions.

The fire occurred at Orchard Village, which serves the developmentally disabled. Photo: Orchard Village Facebook page.
The fire occurred at Orchard Village, which serves the developmentally disabled. Photo: Orchard Village Facebook page.


No one was hurt in a fire at Orchard Village Tuesday evening, and all residents were accounted for, according to the Skokie Review.

Orchard Village is a residential and vocational center for the developmentally disabled, located in a complex on Marmora, a cul-de-sac street just north of Howard Street, west of the Edens I-94 Expressway, and east of the Milwaukee Road North Line railroad tracks. Learn more on its Facebook page. 

The fire occurred in an assembly hall, not near the residential facilities, according to the Review, and may have caused as much as $200,000 in damages.

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 15 to 20 minutes, reported chicago.cbslocal.com, which also said the roof of the assembly hall collapsed.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the building was fully engulfed in flames, reported wgntv.com, which had video of the fire on its website.

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