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House Fire Caused by Christmas Tree Injures 6 in Lisle

Six people were injured Saturday morning when a Christmas tree caused a fire at a home in west suburban Lisle.

Firefighters responded at 8:44 a.m. after a passerby reported the fire at the two-story home in the 4700 block of Dumoulin Avenue, according to a statement from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District. The first responding unit reported heavy fire coming from the home’s first and second floors.

A resident then told firefighters that everyone had cleared out of the home, and the blaze was struck out within 45 minutes, the fire district said. An additional paramedic unit was called to the scene following reports that one of the residents had jumped from a window.

Six people, who all live at the home, were taken to hospitals, the fire district said. At this time the family members are recovering from injuries sustained during the fire.

Local family members are providing shelter, clothing and food to those injured, the fire district said.

The fire started in the home’s Christmas tree, the fire district said.

The home was deemed uninhabitable, the fire district said. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

If you wish to assist the family, please contact Vicente Fernandez at (630) 353-4549 or

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