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Weekend Elmhurst fire leaves one injured, home uninhabitable

ELMHURST – A weekend fire left a home uninhabitable and one man in the hospital with burns across approximately 40 percent of his body, according to a news release from the city.

The Elmhurst Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 2:49 a.m. April 16 in the area of Huntington Lane and Park Street.

Fire crews arrived on the scene in the 400 block of East Park Street, finding a split level single-family home on fire with smoke showing.

At the time of the fire, four people were inside the home. All were evacuated, though one adult male suffered burns, requiring treatment.

The home has been deemed uninhabitable and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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