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2 firefighters injured combatting Bartlett blaze that caused $100,000 in damages

Published: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 5:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 1:04 a.m. CDT
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The fire, which caused $100,000 in damages, occurred at 706 Heather Lane in Bartlett.

BARTLETT – Two Bartlett firefighters were injured battling a house fire that caused an estimated $100,000 of damage Sunday night.

The Bartlett Fire Protection District responded to a call at 9:07 p.m. Sept. 1 about a fire at 706 Heather Lane, said Bartlett Battalion Chief Dave Misner.

The blaze was initially thought to be caused by lightning, but the source of the fire remains undetermined and is being investigated by the fire district, Misner said.

The flames began on the ground floor, in the living room of the single family home, according to Misner. The residents of the house were out of town at the time of the fire and a neighbor reported the incident. The living room sustained heavy fire damage and the entire home sustained smoke damage. The fire district estimated that the house suffered $60,000 of structure damage and $40,000 of content damage.

While combatting the fire, one Bartlett firefighter cut his hand on broken glass, requiring 13 stitches, and another twisted his knee, Misner said. Both were treated at nearby medical centers and released.

The district deemed the fire under control at 9:22 p.m. and left the scene at 10:47 p.m., according to Misner.

The Carol Stream Fire Protection District and the Hanover Park Fire Department assisted.

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