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No injuries in small fire at Saratoga Tower

Published: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 3:39 p.m. CDT

MORRIS - No one was injured in a small fire late Saturday night at a property owned by the Grundy County Housing Authority.

Emergency crews were called at 11:45 p.m. Saturday to Saratoga Tower, 1700 Newton Place in Morris, for a report of a minor fire, according to a news release from the housing authority. City of Morris emergency services responded and it was quickly extinguished.

The fire was contained to a small cinder block enclosed area on the first floor used to house elevator motors for the seven-story building. There were no injuries and no permanent damage to the building, according to the news release.

“The elevator systems for the building were inspected just a few days ago, just like they are every month," Housing Authority C.E.O. Brent Newman said in the news release. "There were no issues reported to us at the time of the inspection and this appears to have been purely a matter of chance.

“The fire, police, paramedics, and housing authority personnel  who responded did a great job of making sure everyone in the building stayed safe," he said. "We are very grateful for the help they provided, and so happy no one was injured.”

Saratoga Tower is home to approximately 100 people.

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