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Fire destroys Westmont home, family escapes

Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 4:03 p.m. CDT
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The house fire in the 1400 block of South Williams Street originated in the rear of the home, according to the Westmont Fire Department. The home and its contents were a total loss, but the family escaped.
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A house fire occurred in the 1400 block of South Williams Street Sept. 15, according to the Westmont Fire Department. The home and its contents were a total loss, but the family escaped.

WESTMONT – A Westmont family safely escaped from their home before a fire destroyed it early Sunday.

The Westmont Fire Department responded to the house fire in the 1400 block of South Williams Street around 1:46 a.m. Sunday. The fire originated on the back deck of the house, according to Craig Skala, Administrative Director at the Westmont Fire Department.

Skala said flames spread quickly through the home, adding that the house and its contents were a total loss.

Two fire personnel had minor injuries, one of whom was sent to the emergency room, where he was treated and released, Skala said.

Skala said the cause of the fire is still under investigation and the residents are staying with relatives.

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