3 firefighters hurt in Woodridge blaze

Three firefighters were injured Monday afternoon while battling a blaze that destroyed a Woodridge apartment building.

No civilians were hurt in the fire at the four-unit, two-story building on the 3000 block of Roberts Road. Most residents got out on their own, but one woman needed help from firefighters, Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District Chief Tom Freeman said.

Workers who were on the roof at the time got down safely, too.

The fire was detected by an automated system about 4:50 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the roof of the building was ablaze, Freeman said.

About 80 firefighters from about a dozen suburban departments tackled the fire. They got it under control about 7 p.m.

The three injured firefighters all work for the Lisle-Woodridge department. They were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive, Freeman said.

The building "is pretty much a total loss," Freeman said. A financial estimate wasn't available.

Firefighters remained on the scene Monday night, making sure the blaze was extinguished. The cause is under investigation.

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