Six people taken to hospital from Lisle house fire

  • Officials investigate the aftermath of a fire in the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue in Lisle which sent two adults and four children ages 3-12 to the hospital.

      Officials investigate the aftermath of a fire in the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue in Lisle which sent two adults and four children ages 3-12 to the hospital. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Six people were taken to a hospital as a result of a fire at this Lisle house today, authorities said. Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District crews were sent to a blaze in the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue near Route 34 and Lincoln Avenue.

    Six people were taken to a hospital as a result of a fire at this Lisle house today, authorities said. Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District crews were sent to a blaze in the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue near Route 34 and Lincoln Avenue. Courtesy of Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District

  • Members of the DuPage County Arson Task Force assist in the investigation following a Saturday morning fire in the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue in Lisle.

      Members of the DuPage County Arson Task Force assist in the investigation following a Saturday morning fire in the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue in Lisle. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Board up service personnel secure a house following a Saturday morning fire in Lisle.

      Board up service personnel secure a house following a Saturday morning fire in Lisle. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
By Ronnie Wachter
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 12/17/2017 10:07 AM

Six people were taken to the hospital on Saturday after a fire in Lisle destroyed a home.

The cause of the fire is not yet definitively known, but investigators say it started in the area of the family's Christmas tree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Officials said the blaze may have forced one of the six family members to jump out of a second-floor window to escape.

According to a Lisle-Woodridge Fire District report, the home on the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue started on fire about 8:40 a.m. Saturday. All six occupants suffered injuries; Fire Chief Keith Krestan said ambulances took the residents to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where doctors listed two in serious condition and four in "guarded" condition.

He called the property a total loss.

The report indicates that a passer-by saw a two-story, single-family house burning and dialed 911; firefighters arrived four minutes later to find "heavy fire from the first and second floors." According to the release, they called for extra medics when they heard "reports of a family member jumping out of a window."

With assistance from Downers Grove, Darien-Woodridge, Lombard and Wheaton, firefighters had the blaze under control in 45 minutes. No responders suffered any injuries, and the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force began a search for the cause. Lisle-Woodridge's report placed the origin near the Christmas tree.

• Daily Herald staff writers Barbara Vitello and Bob Susnjara contributed to this report.

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