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Fire Displaces 24 Families from Chicago Apartment

10/27/2013
An overnight fire near west suburban Glen Ellyn destroyed part of an apartment building and displaced 24 families, reports The Chicago Tribune. According to Lt. Craig Eldridge, the Public Information Officer for the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company, the department was called about 1:53 a.m. and when a fire department chief arrived on the scene shortly afterward, he saw smoke and fire showing through a roof and instituted a special alarm that brought more units to the scene. The fire was in building 580 at the Willow Lakes apartment complex in an unincorporated area just south of North Avenue that is northeast of downtown Glen Ellyn and northwest of downtown Lombard. The building had 24...

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