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No injuries after fire leaves Mundelein home uninhabitable

Firefighters extinguished a house fire in the 900 block of West Maple Avenue in Mundelein Tuesday evening. | Photo: Mundelein Fire Department.

Residents were able to escape safely after their house caught on fire in Mundelein late Tuesday evening, fire officials said.

The Mundelein Fire Department responded around 11:05 p.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of West Maple Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived three minutes later and reported smoke and flames from the rear of a two-story single-family home. The fire had extended into the eaves and attic space.

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring additional crews to the scene.

Firefighters brought a hose line to the rear of the structure and aggressively attacked the fire while other firefighters connected to a nearby hydrant, the Mundelein Fire Department said in a press release.

Firefighters entered the home to search for occupants, check for extension and extinguish fire in the attic. The fire was declared under control at 11:26 p.m.

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Officials said that the residents were able to escape without injury and no firefighters were hurt battling the blaze.

Initial damage estimates were not immediately available and the fire remains under investigation by the Mundelein Fire Department.

The Libertyville Fire Department, Countryside Fire Protection District and Lincolnshire Fire Protection District assisted at the scene.


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