Multiple campers knocked over, one destroyed in Sparta, Ill. due to strong winds

Some folks in Sparta, Illinois spent this Friday cleaning up after a strong, isolated storm hit the World Shooting and Recreational Complex
Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 10:46 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 6:15 PM CDT
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SPARTA, Ill. (KFVS) - Multiple campers at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta were knocked over by strong winds Thursday night, September 21.

According to Sparta Fire Department Chief Tim Rucks, they received the call around 8:15 p.m. that multiple campers were knocked over and one got destroyed.

Thankfully, Rucks said there were no major injuries or any fatalities reported.

Some of the campers had no occupants in them at the time, including the camper that was destroyed.

Everyone was accounted by the time the scene was cleared around 10 p.m.

Power had to be shut down to the area, so some campers had to be moved.

The Sparta Fire Department was assisted by the Marissa Fire Department and the Baldwin Fire Department, as well as Sparta Police and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.