UPDATE: Sanitary Cleaners said at 1:28 this afternoon that they are open for business. Temporary drop off and pick location is at the laundromat next door to the Cleaners. Sanitary Cleaners wishes to thank to everyone that has reached out. They also stated that 98% of the clothing had been recovered. Sanitary Cleaners is located at 130 E Exchange. They can be reached by phone at (815) 232-5115.
Freeport, Illinois — It appears fire broke out this morning sometime before 5:00 a.m. at a downtown Freeport landmark as photos showing Sanitary Cleaners on fire began coming in from area residents.
It appears just before 5:00 a.m. fire broke out in the front portion of Sanitary Cleaners. Freeport resident Chuck Singles happened to be near downtown at that time and recorded this video of the scene.
At this time the exact cause of the fire and the extent of damage has not been released. We’ll provide more details as we get them.