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Fatal fire in Arlington Heights, 2-4-21 (more)

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The Arlington Heights Fire Department responded at about 8:16 a.m. to the 1900-block of North Spruce Terrace after a report of a house fire. Firefighteres entered the home and found a 75-year-old man and his 72-year-old wife. They were transported to Northwest Community Hospital and both died shortly after arriving.

The fire was brought under control by 8:44 a.m. with help from neighboring fire departments.

The fire originated in the kitchen based on preliminary evidence. The state fire marshal is involved with the investigation to determine the cause.

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An elderly couple died in a fatal house fire Thursday morning in Arlington Heights, the third deadly blaze in the northwest suburbs in recent weeks. Authorities identified the husband and wife as Lewis Smith, 75, and Joan Smith, 72, of the 1900 block Spruce Terrace.

They were found unresponsive in their home shortly after 8 a.m. and were transported to Northwest Community Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Firefighters arriving at the scene found flames coming from the roof and the windows blown out. Once inside the house, firefighters found the husband unconscious, near the top of the staircase, with his wife unconscious in a second floor bedroom. The couple was unresponsive and were unable to be revived at the scene.

A preliminary investigation found the fire likely started in the kitchen, and there were working smoke detectors in the home.


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Fatal fire in Arlington Heights 10-6-15

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A blaze started around 1:55 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Waverly Court in Arlington Heights, Fire Chief Ken Koeppen told reporters on the scene and one man died while two others were taken to local hospitals.

The fire was contained to the home’s hallway and was brought under control in about 10 minutes.

Tuesday morning, first responders firefighters wheeled out a stretcher that appeared to hold the body of the victim. The brown split-level house in a quiet cul-de-sac on the north side of the village was bordered by yellow police tape.

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