A massive fire completely destroyed manufacturing facilities and warehouses in Chicago

On Monday, a massive fire completely destroyed a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Chicago, a year after announcing a major expansion at the site.

Multiple fire departments responded to the extra-alarm fire at the Morgan Lee warehouse at 1101 Washington Ave. in Chicago Heights, according to city spokesman David Ormsby.

According to reports, the fire broke out in the building around 6 am, which quickly spread to the neighboring buildings.

No employees were present at the time of the fire and no casualties were reported.

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Authorities are now investigating the cause of the fire.

Morgan Lee issued a statement on their website following the incident.

A fire broke out in our factory at 1001 Washington Street in Chicago Heights on Monday morning, February 6, 2023. Although fire damage is extensive, the most important thing is that all our people are safe and responsible.

Morgan Lee is a family owned and operated business and we consider all of our employees to be an extension of our family; We will do everything we can to rebuild what we lost and continue to support our people and the entire Chicago Heights community. The fire location is one of our five manufacturing facilities and we will continue to support our customers across other operational locations.

We do not know the cause of the fire and are working with the authorities and fully cooperating with their investigation.

Including custom design, fabrication and installation of fixtures, furniture and graphics, we at Morgan Li develop collaborative partnerships with brands that are invested in creating unique experiences for their customers. And as a fast-growing, family-owned company, no project is out of our scope; We are large enough to take on large scale tasks, and flexible enough to treat each of our client relationships with the same personal touch and attention to detail. With decades of team-driven knowledge, experience and solutions, we simplify the process of bringing your vision to life and take pride in your success.

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