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updated: 8/21/2013 10:46 PM

One injured in Addison fire

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  • Video: Addison Fire

  • Fire departments work the scene of a fire at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison.

      Fire departments work the scene of a fire at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison.
    courtesy of Kamlesh Patel

  • The industrial building at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison housed a welding shop.

      The industrial building at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison housed a welding shop.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters responded to a blaze at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

      Firefighters responded to a blaze at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • One civilian was injured in Wednesday's blaze in an industrial building at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison.

      One civilian was injured in Wednesday's blaze in an industrial building at 1045 Westgate St. in Addison.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

Firefighters spent hours on the scene of an Addison fire that injured one person Wednesday afternoon.

Battalion Chief Roy Charvat of the Addison Fire Protection District said crews responded to reports of a fire at 1045 Westgate St. around 4:30 p.m.

The fire occurred in a multiunit industrial building that houses a company that does some welding, Charvat said. It appears, he said, the occupants tried to put out the fire by themselves before firefighters arrived.

It took crews about 40 minutes to initially get the fire under control, Charvat said. The fire was completely extinguished about an hour and a half later. According to a news release, fire crews were hampered by overhead electrical lines and transformers that were burning as a result of the fire.

One civilian was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, Charvat said. Fire damage was contained to one unit and the other units sustained some smoke and heat damage. Overall, the estimated cost of building and contents damages is about $500,000, according to officials.

Video shot by a witness shows flames and billowing, black smoke coming from the building.

Charvat said crews from several other fire departments assisted with the fire. He said the cause is still under investigation.

Daily Herald staff photographer Mark Black contributed to this report.

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