Fire causes extensive damage to house near Glen Ellyn
No injuries were reported Tuesday when fire caused extensive damage to a one-story house near Glen Ellyn, Lt. Craig Eldridge of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company said.
Eldridge said a neighbor called firefighters at 1:33 p.m. to report heavy smoke coming from the frame house on the 1N600 block of Newton Avenue. The first units on the scene saw fire showing in two of the home's windows.
Only one resident was home at the time, Eldridge said, and she escaped unharmed.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 15 minutes, he said, and cleared the house of smoke.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said. Damage estimates were not immediately available.
"There was lots of fire and smoke damage," he said.
Firefighters from Glenside, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Winfield, Wheaton and York Center assisted Glen Ellyn crews, Eldridge said. There are no fire hydrants in the area, but he said two Glen Ellyn trucks and one from Glenside carried enough water to extinguish the blaze without the need for tankers.
Tuesday's snow made the area slicker than usual, Eldridge said, but otherwise did not hamper fire crews.
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