Basement Fire Closes Julianne's Cake and Pastry
Damage is estimated at $50,000.
Julianne's Cake and Pastry, 488 South Spring Road, is closed due to a fire in the basement last weekend.
Elmhurst Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Bacidore reported that the call for the fire came in at 2:56 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, and that it was under control by 3:11 p.m. There were no injuries.
The fire was caused by combustible materials placed too close to the water heater, Bacidore said. The fire department estimates damage to the contents of the store at $25,000 and to the structure, itself, at another $25,000.
Fire crews from Oakbrook Terrace and Villa Park also responded, and a total of 24 firefighters were on the scene, Bacidore said.
According to a message customers can hear when they call the store, crews are at work restoring the business. There is no reopening date yet, but customers are encouraged to call back for updates.
“We will see you again with a newer and better bakery,” the message says.
Customers are asked not to leave a voice mail message because the store's "phone system is disabled due to melted wires.