Two residents were evaluated for smoke inhalation and a police officer was transported to the hospital after a house fire in Woodstock Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded around 3 p.m. Sunday to the 900 block of Wheeler Street in Woodstock for a report of a structure fire.
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said it was initially reported that two residents were still inside the home.
Firefighters arrived on the scene within three minutes and were advised by police officers of a working fire in a second-story bedroom.
All occupants had exited the home and were accounted for when firefighters arrived.
Firefighters quickly made entry to the home and extinguished the fire within 10 minutes, Vucha said.
Crews remained on the scene for an additional hour ventilating and conducting an investigation.
Two occupants were evaluated for smoke inhalation by paramedics but they declined transport to the hospital.
A Woodstock police officer was transported to Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital after suffering minor smoke inhalation, Vucha said.
A preliminary investigation showed that improperly discarded smoking materials were believed to be the cause.
Vucha said the fire is not believed to be suspicious in nature but remains under investigation.
Fire damage was contained to the bedroom and the home remains habitable.
There was no evidence of working smoke alarms in the home.
The fire district said they install smoke alarms at residences in the district free of charge in an attempt to help reduce fire-related deaths.
Residents who are interested can call the fire department or visit their website for information, Vucha said.