Fire Guts Glen Ellyn Home

11 surrounded departments send help; no one hurt

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012  |  Updated 10:39 AM CDT
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Fire Guts Glen Ellyn Home

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Firefighters worked about three hours Saturday night into early Sunday to extinguish a fire at a home in west suburban Glen Ellyn. No one was injured in the fire, but the single-family home sustained extensive damage.

At approximately 9:49 p.m., the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company responded to an alarm for a reported fire in a single family residence located on Stacy Court in the west suburb, a release from the fire company said.

The first engine on the scene reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the home and the alarm was quickly upgraded, bringing additional crews and apparatus from other locations to assist with the effort. The fire was contained to the one home and crews remained on the scene until approximately 1 a.m. Sunday to make certain the fire was out and to perform overhaul and cleanup.

The home sustained heavy damage but there were no injuries to the residents or any of the approximately 40 firefighters at the scene, the release said.

Glen Ellyn was assisted with crews from 11 surrounding towns, either at the fire or in manning the suburb’s two fire stations while Glen Ellyn firefighters were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and unknown as of Sunday morning.

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