Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Firefighters from four area departments responded to a house fire on Des Plaines’ south side at approximately noon 5/18/18. First arriving crews reported light smoke showing from the single-family residence at 2032 Welwyn Ave. just east of Des Plaines River Road. The response was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 bringing in Firefighters from Park Ridge, Rosemont, and North Maine.

According to Des Plaines Fire Chief Alan Wax, the fire started in a back room and spread to the attic. Someone from the home called 911 to report the fire. A cause was not immediately known. The fire was out by approximately 12:30 p.m.

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