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Firefighters Rescue Victim During Morning Apartment Blaze

A fire damaged a three-story building Friday morning in Glen Ellyn that houses businesses on its first floor and apartments on its second and third floors, acceding to a Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company press release. 

Smoke was reported coming from a third-floor apartment about 5:43 a.m. Friday at 503 Duane Street in Glen Ellyn. The building was evacuated and firefighters rescued a victim from the apartment where the fire was located.

The victim was transported by Glen Ellyn Paramedics to Loyola Medical Center.  There were no other injuries to residents or first responders.

The remainder of the building was searched and the fire extinguished shortly after 6 a.m.

The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force was called to investigate and determine the cause of the fire, which is undetermined at this time.

Along with the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company crews from Addison, Carol Stream, Glenside, Bloomingdale, Lisle Woodridge, Lombard, York Center, Warrenville and Wheaton responded and assisted with the rescue and extinguishment efforts.
billy May 09, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Thanks DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force, look forward to your report so the about a million residents and businesses can understand the cause and prevent the next fire, damage and threat to life ?
MarionN May 10, 2014 at 09:12 AM
If it is determined to be arson, then maybe
billy May 10, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Gosh MarionN how do we prevent arson? I believe homeowners and other residents and business owners should be provided with real life information from our Fire Investigators so we understand that we can prevent mistakes that create fires. That seems reasonable for all taxpayers to be educated by sharing the Fire Investigator's findings. Doesn't the taxpayer pay the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force ?

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