Breaking News Bar
updated: 3/5/2013 11:31 PM

Blaze badly damages Lombard home

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

An attached garage caught fire in Lombard Tuesday evening causing $200,000 damage to the structure.

Lombard Fire Department responded to the call at 6:55 p.m. at the home in the 1100 block of South Ahrens and arrived to a fully involved garage fire that was extending into the house, said Lombard Batallion Chief Marty Coomes.

Two occupants -- a mother and a son -- were able to escape unharmed. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within 10 minutes.

"It extended into the attic, and they got in the house and were able to stop it from going any further," Coomes said. "The guys did a great job. They put a stop on that thing pretty quick."

Lombard, York Center, Addison and Carol Stream firefighters assisted, while firefighters from Lisle, Oakbrook Terrace and Glenside provided backup in Lombard.

The home was deemed uninhabitable, although much of it sustained only smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Share

Interested in reusing this article?

Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.

The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *

Message (optional)

Success - Reprint request sent Click to close
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here