The Tri-State Fire District was called at 3:54 PM on February 7, 2017 for a reported fire at Midtronics Inc. 7000 Monroe Street, Willowbrook. Midtronics is an electronics parts supplier focusing primarily on battery management for transportation and stationary power. Companies arrived to find smoke coming from the northwest corner of a large industrial building. Arriving crews were advised by building occupants that lithium ion batteries were burning in the lab area. Tri-State crews made entry and extinguished the fire with one hose line. Fire sprinklers were activated in the fire room and held the fire in check. The interior suffered moderate smoke damage. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is due to an equipment malfunction.
Tri-State crews were assisted by Westmont FD, Hinsdale FD, Downers Grove FD, Oak Brook Terrace FPD,Romeoville FD, Riverside FD and Northwest Homer FPD.