Hinsdale Garage Fire Does $70,000 in Damage
The cause of the fire, which took place in southeast Hinsdale, is unknown at this point, a fire department release said.
A garage fire in southeast Hinsdale Saturday evening did an estimated $70,000 in damage but resulted in only minor injuries for the homeowner, according to a Hinsdale Fire Department release sent out Sunday.
Around 5:33 p.m. Southwest Central Dispatch got a call from the owner of the house at 28 E. 57th St. reporting a fire in her garage.
"The first arriving Hinsdale Fire Department unit reported a fully involved attached garage fire with flames and heavy smoke coming from the front of the garage," the release reads. "Upon hearing this information, Captain Kevin Votava upgraded the response to a box alarm, which brought additional mutual aid companies to the scene to assist Hinsdale fire crews."
A swift response of the initial crew on the scene led to the fire being contained to the three-car garage, which had been emptied of cars by the homeowner. The attic above the garage suffered heavy smoke damage, and several items that were in the attic and in the garage suffered damage.
"The cause of this fire is still under investigation," the release reads. "However, it appears to be accidental and not suspicious in nature."
The fire department estimates there was approximately $70,000 in damage done by the fire. The homeowner was treated for minor injuries at the scene and one firefighter was transported to the hospital due to a minor illness.
Assisting the Hinsdale Fire Department were firefighters from the Pleasantview, Tri-State, Western Springs, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, and Oakbrook Terrace fire departments. A fire engine from Brookfield Fire Department and an ambulance from Elmhurst Fire Department stood by as change-of-quarters companies.
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