More than two months after the massive fire here in Hoopeston, the cleanup is not complete, but it’s moving along well according to Mayor Bill Crusinberry.
“It’s better than expected,” Crusinberry says, who wasn’t sure after the June 19th fire that tore through J & R Tire Service, Inc. and burned for days. The owners of J & R Tire, Rodney and Janie Rogers of Potomac, hired a private contractor to do the cleanup, which began several weeks ago.
The Illinois EPA is overseeing the cleanup and spokesman, Andrew Mason, for the state EPA said the cleanup is on scheudle and about half of the site has been cleared. The entire cleanup should be complete within six to eight weeks.