There were anxious moments at one of Peru’s biggest industries.
An initial 9-1-1 call came in at around 11:15 this morning regarding a 55 gallon drum of product on fire at Eakas Corporation along Route 251. It wasn’t immediately known what the product was. La Salle, Oglesby and Spring Valley Fire Departments were summoned for mutual aid. Once on scene, Peru Fire Chief Jeff King announced the fire was out and no extra help was needed. He says it was actually a machine and not a drum on fire.
Eakas specializes in molding, painting and assembling automotive products.