Flames are visible at the scene a fire early Saturday morning at the exterior of Corban's Temple Roller Skating Rink on Fraley Street in Kane. Seven residents of apartments in the building were safely evacuated, Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said. No injuries were reported. The rink is open for business with its next public skate slated for Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Despite a smokey fire early Saturday, Corban's Temple Roller Skating Rink in Kane is open on its usual schedule.
Lori McClain who owns the business with her husband, Ivan, said Monday that skating would be held Wednesday at the "usual" time of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
She said the rink also would be open for its weekend schedule---Â 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The rink also accepts bookings for private parties on Tuesdays and Thursday, McClain said.
Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said Monday that the fire at 1:45 a.m. Saturday was "electrical in nature."
He said the fire started in a wall panel for the roller rink marquee that extends over the sidewalk along the east side of Fraley Street in Uptown Kane. The marquee once was for the former Temple Theatre in the building at 112 Fraley St.
Holt said firefighters, wearing air-packs connected to breathing masks, formed "multiple search teams" to enter the three-story building, plus the basement, to seek possible victims of smoke inhalation.
He said seven residents of second-floor apartments were safely evacuated.
"There were no injuries," he said.
One of the evacuees was Jimmy Davis, a member of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Holt said. He said Davis was alerted by his pager and helped Kane Borough Police Officer Catrina Retterer wake up the residents and help lead them out of the building.
The residents included some elderly persons as well as a baby, Lori McClain said.
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