A fire caused more than $100,000 in damage to a duplex on the 1100 block of Brighton Place in Glen Ellyn Friday morning, according to a press release from the Lombard Fire Department.
The call came in at approximately 11: 30 a.m. Jan. 24, according to the release.
The address is within Glen Ellyn boundaries but is protected by Lombard Fire Department as a part of the Glenbard Fire Protection District.
The call came from plumbing workers inside the two story multi-family structure.
Lombard Fire Department Battalion Chief Art Peters said when crews arrived, they encountered heavy smoke and fire coming out of the roof of the duplex. According to Glen Ellyn Police Deputy Chief William Holmer, a Glen Ellyn police sergeant who was quick to arrive on scene notified and assisted the evacuation of residents from the building.
The response was upgraded to a box alarm, which brought in help from neighboring fire departments. One firefighter was injured on scene and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. No other injuries were reported.
According to Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell, the fire appears to have started in the area where plumbers were working, but the exact cause of the fire is under investigation. The estimated damage to the building and contents is more than $100,000.
Lombard was assisted by the Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Villa Park, Westmont, Wheaton, Wood Dale Fire Departments and the Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glenside, Oakbrook Terrace, Lisle-Woodridge, West Chicago and York Center Fire Protection Districts.