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updated: 9/13/2017 9:40 PM

House fire displaces Naperville family

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By Katie Smith
Daily Herald correspondent

A Naperville family safely escaped their home Wednesday night when their smoke detector alerted them to a fire that ultimately displaced them, officials say.

The family called 911 about 6:41 p.m., when their single-family home in the 1800 block of Paddington Avenue caught fire, according to a news release from the Naperville Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived at the home at 6:45 p.m., there were visible flames coming from the rear bedroom, according to the release.

The family escaped their home after hearing the smoke detector and no one was injured, officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Naperville Fire Department was not immediately available to comment on further details, or if any point a resident was inside bedroom while the fire was burning.

An American Red Cross volunteer arrived to help the residents after an inspector declared the home uninhabitable, according to the release.

About 27 firefighters from multiple departments responded.

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