Macy's store in Vernon Hills briefly ...

Macy's store in Vernon Hills briefly evacuated

There are 60 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 6, 2008, titled Macy's store in Vernon Hills briefly evacuated. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Macy's department store in the Hawthorn Center shopping mall in north suburban Vernon Hills was briefly evacuated Wednesday morning after smoke was detected in the store, fire officials said.

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Anne

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 6, 2008
You can't really blame the smoke for emptying a Messy*s (Way to Flop!) store. The merchandise and Terry Lundgren's ego have already done that.
BIRDWRITER

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 6, 2008
at least there weren't many customers to worry about evacuating...
Karen

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 6, 2008
Why was a Countryside Fire chief commenting on a fire in Vernon Hills? These burbs are at least 30 miles apart.
Capt

United States

#5 Aug 6, 2008
Smoke from a light fixture to create enough haze to evacuate an entire department store? Sounds fishy to me.
Ching Chong Wing Wong

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 6, 2008
Smoke gets in your eyes comes to mind. What really matters is that the smoke obscured the crappy selection of anything at Macys.
The spiral down

Paducah, KY

#7 Aug 6, 2008
If Messy's would actually clean their stores and thus not changing the HVAC filters this could have been prevented. As earlier noted; at least its good that there are typically so few people in any of the Messy stores to evacuate...

The tragic of Messy's; America's biggest dump of a department store.
Mike

United States

#9 Aug 6, 2008
BORING
Pete

Chicago, IL

#10 Aug 6, 2008
Whenever anything goes wrong at Messy's they evacuate the store even if it isn't really necessary. This is so they have an explaination of their horrible sales numbers for investors. It's far easier to blame the sales slump on unusual events than on a poor business model.
TJX

United States

#12 Aug 6, 2008
I was going to reply to this with a witty quip or rejoinder, but nah, too easy!
Frank

Crystal Lake, IL

#13 Aug 6, 2008
won't be long before all of Macys will be Up In Smoke
Joe

Chicago, IL

#14 Aug 6, 2008
This is news?

Maybe it's PR for Macy's.
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar

San Francisco, CA

#15 Aug 6, 2008
When a burning love dies, smoke gets in your eyes.
Heinie

Elmhurst, IL

#16 Aug 6, 2008
(pikers) Macy's was having a fire sale.
Billy

Chicago, IL

#17 Aug 6, 2008
The small details make big differences. The article said the " Countryside Fire Protection District"... district being the key word.

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The villages of Indian Creek, Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove, Kildeer, and Vernon Hills are either entirely or partially located in the Countryside Fire Protection District. Roughly one-half of the Countryside Fire Protection District is unincorporated Lake County with subdivisions like Sylvan Lake, Countryside Lake, Diamond Lake, Ivanhoe, Gilmer, Indian Trails, and North Hills.

http://www.countrysidefire.com/
Karen wrote:
Why was a Countryside Fire chief commenting on a fire in Vernon Hills? These burbs are at least 30 miles apart.
Barb

Vernon Hills, IL

#18 Aug 6, 2008
Karen wrote:
Why was a Countryside Fire chief commenting on a fire in Vernon Hills? These burbs are at least 30 miles apart.
It's not the fire dept of the suburb, Countryside. It's the Fire Protection District, covering unincorporated areas near Vernon Hills. FYI
Barb

Vernon Hills, IL

#19 Aug 6, 2008
oops! sorry, Billy covered it.
steve cerna

Chicago, IL

#20 Aug 6, 2008
The Field's Mafia heard from as usual. Where's your Field's now!
Too bad

Springfield, IL

#21 Aug 6, 2008
I assume they did have to get the employees out who weren't already laid off. The way they take care of their stores, I'm not surprised something like this would happen.
Marco Says

Springfield, IL

#22 Aug 6, 2008
shut up all!! They don't care about you. Shop somewhere else.
Spector

Chicago, IL

#23 Aug 6, 2008
Well that's odd. The store is normally empty anyway!

They should just evacuate it permanently.

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