One firefighter was injured by falling debris while battling a Bartlett house fire Sunday afternoon and had to be transported to Central DuPage Hospital.
Officials at the Bartlett Fire Protection District did not release the name of the firefighter, nor any further information on his or her condition.
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The fire began after 4:30 p.m. outside the garage of the home on the 900 block of Stuart Drive in Bartlett. When firefighters arrived, the fire extended from the garage to the attic and the interior of the home. Fire crews battled the blaze both within and outside of the home. A natural gas supply line was compromised by the fire but was held in check.
It took firefighters 12 minutes to get the blaze under control.
The worst of the damage, described in a release as heavy smoke and fire, was sustained by the attic and the home's exterior. Fire officials estimated the damage at $150,000.
The cause of the fire was ruled to have been accidental by Bartlett fire officials.