Resort Fire Illinois

Trucks from multiple fire departments surround the front entrance of Grand Bear Lodge in Utica, Ill., to battle a fire early Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, that officials say was in the resort's main lodge and nearby pool. They had no information on injuries. 

SCOTT ANDERSON, NEWS TRIBUNE VIA AP

UTICA — Officials say no one was injured in a fire at a resort near Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois.

Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown says the alarm sounded at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Chief of Staff Edward Rogers says all guests were safely evacuated and the fire was under control by 9 a.m.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

LaSalle County sheriff's officials say the fire was in the main lodge and pool area at the resort in Utica, about 115 miles north of Decatur.

Utica's fire command requested salt trucks because of ice at the scene, where the temperature is hovering around minus 11 degrees.

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