Two Weekend House Fires Cause Extensive Damage
Fire officials say no one was injured during Saturday's fires.
This weekend two house fires broke out on Saturday, June 16, causing multiple fire district units to assist in battling the blazes. According to fire officials, no one was injured during the two separate fires.
The first fire occured around 4:50 p.m. at a duplex in the 1100 block of Heather Lane. Neighbors said the homeowners were home at the time of the blaze but were able to make it out safely. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and under invesitgation, said Lombard Fire Department Assistant Chief Jerry Howell.
The second fire occured around 9:49 p.m. on Stacy Court in unincorporated Glen Ellyn at a single-family home. The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department said the first responders reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the home. The department called for assistance and 40 firefighters from 11 other towns stayed on the scene until 1 a.m. Sunday, June 17.
Craig Eldridge, Lt., and spokesperson did not indicate if anyone was home at the time of the fire, which he said caused "heavy" damage to the home, and likely more than $100,000. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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