Early morning fire displaces Aurora family

An early Friday morning house fire displaced an Aurora family, causing an estimated $45,000 worth of damage to their home on the city’s East Side.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, said Aurora Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jim Rhodes.

One of the home’s residents called the fire in after smoke detectors went off and noticing smoke coming from a wall, according to a news release from the Aurora Fire Department.

Within 30 minutes, the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported in the Friday fire. Damage was estimated at $45,000 and the home was also deemed a total loss.

Firefighters responded about 3:12 a.m. Friday to the 1300 block of East Galena Boulevard. They found smoke showing from the roof of the two-story, wood frame, single-family home, according to the news release. Once inside, firefighters saw light smoke throughout the entire building and found fire inside an interior wall.

Aurora apartment uninhabitable after fire

In about 30 minutes, 22 firefighters put the fire out, with no injuries.

The apartment was deemed uninhabitable, fire officials said. The family will be staying with friends and family. The total damage to the apartment is estimated at $10,000.

Fire officials said the building was uninhabitable after the fire, and the residents will stay with friends.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation, said Aurora Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jim Rhodes.

A man has died of injuries suffered in a fire at an apartment building in Plymouth, a fire that officials say he may have set.

The fire began around 5:12 a.m.at a building in the 600 block of East 79th Street in the city’s Chatham neighborhood, according to Chicago police. Once inside, firefighters saw light smoke throughout the entire building and found fire inside an interior wall. They found smoke showing from the roof of the two-story, wood frame, single-family home, according to the news release.

Officials say the fire broke out in one the building’s third-floor units about 11 p.m. Thursday. The building’s other tenants evacuated safely.

Firefighters discovered heavy smoke in the hallways and learned one person was still inside the apartment, located in the 3300 block of U.S. 169.

Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein said firefighters rescued the man, who suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns.

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