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3-Alarm fire in Bellwood, 12-8-19 (more)

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A firefighter suffered burns Sunday evening while battling to a fire that destroyed a 2-story building in Bellwood.

Firefighters were initially told about 6:30 p.m. that people were trapped inside the building in the 2500 block of West St. Charles Road, Bellwood Fire Chief Douglas Dombek said.

“Heavy fire conditions forced [the firefighters] out, and the fire was raised to a third alarm,” Dombek said. Authorities learned later that everyone inside had already escaped and were safe.

One firefighter tumbled down some stairs and suffered burns to his ears. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, and has been released.

“The building is a total loss,” according to Dombek, who said the fire was put out by midnight. The building had a commercial business on the first floor and five apartment buildings on the second. He said about 20 people were displaced.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, and is under investigation.

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Lockport Fire Protection District news

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Lockport firefighters responded about 1:50 a.m. Monday to 1139 E. Ninth St. for a reported structure fire. Lockport Animal Hospital used to occupy the building, but the facility is currently being used for its records storage only. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the small building’s attic. Downed power lines in the immediate area made it difficult to access all sides of the building.

Personnel remained on the scene for several hours, and one firefighter injured his hand. The fire’s cause remained under investigation Monday.

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD news

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Investigators from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District are probing the cause of a Saturday blaze that sent one firefighter to the hospital and left a house uninhabitable on the 2000 block of Pebble Creek Drive in Lisle.

Authorities said a passer-by reported the fire at 1:37 p.m. Saturday and the first firefighters arrived about four minutes later to find heavy fire in the roof and attic area. No family members were home at the time.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 35 minutes, but crews remained on the scene for several hours to perform salvage and overhaul of the burned areas in the structure.

One firefighter was treated and released from a hospital for unspecified injuries.

Lisle-Woodridge units were assisted on the scene by firefighters from Downers Grove, Darien-Woodridge, Lombard, Naperville, Warrenville and Wheaton.

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