Carol Stream family displaced by fire

Updated 12/30/2013 2:29 PM

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a Sunday night fire that displaced a Carol Stream family.

Carol Stream Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched at 9:31 p.m. to a house on the 700 block of Hickory Lane. When they arrived, the firefighters found "heavy fire" showing from the rear of the split-level structure, officials said.


Deputy Chief Robert Hoff said the blaze was on the main floor of the house.

"It looks like it might have started in the kitchen area and extended throughout the first floor," he said.

The family was inside the house when the fire began and escaped before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported.

Hoff said the blaze was brought under control in 15 to 20 minutes. But firefighters remained on the scene until 12:15 a.m. doing salvage, overhaul and clean up.

Firefighters from Wheaton, West Chicago and Hanover Park assisted Carol Stream crews at the scene.

Hoff said there was heavy fire damage on main floor of the house and a lot of smoke damage to the sleeping area on the second floor.

"They stopped the fire from extending into there (the second floor)," Hoff said. "But it had a lot of heat damage and smoke damage."

A damage estimate wasn't available Monday. The house has been deemed uninhabitable until repairs are made.

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