One hurt as fire sweeps through house near Naperville

  • A massive fire destroyed a three-story house near Naperville Monday night, sending one person to the hospital.

      A massive fire destroyed a three-story house near Naperville Monday night, sending one person to the hospital. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Investigators from the DuPage County Arson Task Force are assisting in the probe to determine the cause and origin of a fire that destroyed a house Monday night near Naperville.

      Investigators from the DuPage County Arson Task Force are assisting in the probe to determine the cause and origin of a fire that destroyed a house Monday night near Naperville. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District said their efforts to battle a house fire in an unincorporated area near Naperville were hindered by a lack of nearby fire hydrants.

      Firefighters from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District said their efforts to battle a house fire in an unincorporated area near Naperville were hindered by a lack of nearby fire hydrants. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters remained on the scene for hours after extinguishing the main blaze.

      Firefighters remained on the scene for hours after extinguishing the main blaze. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A massive fire destroyed a three-story house near Naperville.

      A massive fire destroyed a three-story house near Naperville. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/13/2018 4:45 PM

Firefighters are still probing the cause of a massive blaze that destroyed a three-story house near Naperville Monday night and sent one person to the hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

Lisle-Woodridge Fire District officials said they responded about 10:35 p.m. to 25W351 Plank Road in an unincorporated area and found fire raging throughout the structure. One person was injured while other residents of the home apparently escaped unharmed. No firefighters were injured.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The injured man was treated at Edward Hospital in Naperville and then transferred, but hospital officials could not say to where.

Firefighters said they brought the blaze under control within 45 minutes, but were hampered in their efforts by a lack of fire hydrants; the nearest was 1,500 feet away. The DuPage County Arson Task Force has been called to assist with determining the cause and origin of the fire.

The house used to be the scene of the annual Mugwump celebration in Naperville, hosted by former owner Robert Gordon. The party ran for 42 years until Gordon's death in 2011 and often drew 300 people for a weekend of camping festivities on the 3.5-acre parcel.

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