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Litchfield Fire Dept. Extinguishes Structure Blaze

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:02:21 CDT

The Litchfield Fire Department extinguished a structure fire on Sunday, Sep. 8, at a home on North Lincoln Street.

First responders arrived at 213 North Lincoln St. after 2 p.m. to find a single-family dwelling with fire venting out the rear of the home. Firefighters did not know if the home was occupied at the time, and they forced entry into the residence via the front door.

According to a release from the department, firefighters were met with heavy fire conditions upon entry with fire rolling across the ceiling. They progressed toward the rear of the structure to find a bedroom heavily involved in the blaze. No occupants were found after a search of the residence.

Responders gained control of the fire at 2:32 p.m., and crews remained on scene to extinguish hot spots. The scene was cleared at 7:15 p.m.

Two firefighters were injured during the incident, the release said. One was taken to HSHS St. Francis Hospital with non life-threatening injuries and was later released. The other was also treated for a minor injury.

The fire is being investigated by the department's Fire and Arson Investigators, Litchfield Police and Illinois State Fire Marshal. Anyone with information is urged to contact the fire department at 217-324-8171.


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