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Update: Fire Causes $120K in Damages At Batavia Motorcycle Repair Shop

Many bikes were damaged in the incident, according to the Fire Department. Here's what happened.

A fire in Batavia on Thursday caused an estimated $120,000 in damages, mostly to motorcycles in a repair shop, officials announced Friday morning.

The fire occurred at Diesel's Service and Repair on the 800 block of East Wilson Street. The Batavia Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 6:52 p.m., according to a press release.

Two residents stopped into the Fire Department's Station 1, located at 800 E. Wilson St., just down the street from the incident. Upon arrival, there was heavy black smoke showing from the building.

"Fire was located in the shop area, which had many motorcycles in for repair and custom design bikes," the release said.

The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.

"Due to some unfortunate circumstances we will be closed, through Tuesday. Thanks for your patience and understanding," read a message Friday morning on the Diesel's Service and Repair Facebook page.

Fire Response

The fire was under control by 7:20 p.m. Thursday. There was fire and smoke damage throughout the entire business.

There was an estimated $20,000 in structural damages and $100,000 in damages to the contents of the business, including the motorcycles.

Diesel's Service and Repair on Facebook reported lots of water in the building from the fire fight.

Residents expressed their sympathies and were glad no one was hurt in the incident.

About The Crew

There were a total of 34 personnel at the fire scene. The first unit arrived at 6:53 p.m. and the last unit was cleared at 8:49 p.m., the press release said.

The following fire departments assisted Batavia with this incident:

  • Elburn
  • Fermilab
  • Geneva
  • North Aurora
  • St. Charles

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DuKane President October 05, 2012 at 04:29 PM
So sorry Anton and the Diesel's Family! If we can do anything to help, let us know.
Steven Campbell October 06, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Sorry about your unfortunate fire. I was driving through there coming home from work and I couldn't believe my eyes. I attempted to stop but the police would not let me. I will stop by as soon as you are open again. Steve "SKULL" Campbell

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