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9 residents displaced after house fire in Harvard

Firefighters responded to the 1100 block of North Hart Street in Harvard Saturday morning for a structure fire | Photo: Alex Vucha.

Nine residents were displaced after a fire left a multi-family residence uninhabitable in Harvard Saturday morning, fire officials said.

The Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 7:35 a.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of North Hart Street for a report of a structure fire.

Harvard Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Bryan Pierce said that crews arrived to find light smoke showing from the building. The occupants were able to escape before firefighters arrived on scene.

Firefighters found an active fire and conducted an interior attack. The fire was extinguished quickly but there was fire damage on the second floor and attic, leaving the home uninhabitable, Pierce said.

There was also water damage on the first floor and basement. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross responded to assist the families displaced.

The fire is believed to be electrical in nature, Pierce added.

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The Harvard Fire Protection District was assisted by firefighters from Marengo, Union, Woodstock and Hebron.


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