Home uninhabitable after fire Saturday morning in Bartlett
A house fire early Saturday morning in Bartlett did an estimated $150,000 in damage, but no one was injured.
Fire and smoke visible from the attic and second floor of a single-family home in the 200 block of Hill Avenue when firefighters arrived at about 3:30 a.m., officials said in a news release. Firefighters searched the smoke-charged building for any trapped occupants, but no one was inside.
Firefighters had to open numerous walls and ceilings to ensure the fire was extinguished. The fire was declared under control at 4:15 a.m.
The building is uninhabitable. The cause remains under investigation by Bartlett Fire Protection District investigators, but the fire appears to have begun near a lower-level fireplace, according to the news release.
The fire was fought by 19 firefighters, staffing three engines, two ladder trucks, and two ambulances. Units from the Hanover Park and Bloomingdale Fire Departments were among the initial responders.