Firefighters in Niles were sent to 8839 N Washington Street Friday afternoon (1/25/19) for a reported explosion with smoke in the basement of a townhouse unit. Arriving companies had smoke from the eaves which was increasing in volume and requested the working fire upgrade. Firefighters made entry and were able to extinguish the fire. Mutual aid units came from Morton Grove, Des Plaines, North Maine, Glenview, and Park Ridge.

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