Two hurt in Bartlett blaze
From Staff reports September 2, 2012 4:30PM
A fire early Sunday morning caused major damage to a house at 432 Harbor Terrace in Bartlet and significant damage to the house next door. Two people inside 432 Harbor Terrace suffered smoke inhalation. | Courtesy~Bartlett Fire Protection Dist.
Updated: October 4, 2012 6:19AM
BARTLETT — Two people suffered smoke inhalation in fire that caused major damage to a single-family house early Sunday morning and significant damage to a home next door, authorities said.
A release from the Bartlett Fire Protection District indicated that residents in 432 Harbor Terrace were alerted by a loud noise inside their attached garage about 3:20 a.m. and discovered the garage’s contents on fire. Bartlett firefighters arrived about six minutes later and found the garage and two cars in the driveway engulfed in flames, with fire already spreading to a neighboring house at 428 Harbor Terrace, according to the release, issued by fire Battalion Chief David Misner.
Bartlett firefighters said they were able to get the fire under control about 4 a.m. with assistance from several neighboring departments.
Two occupants of 432 Harbor Terrace suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates with injuries that were not life-threatening, fire officials said. Two family cats died in the blaze, firefighters said.
Both homes were left uninhabitable by the blaze, authorities said. The house at 432 Harbor Terrace sustained an estimated $254,000 in damage, including $150,000 damage to the structure, $75,000 to the contents and $20,000 to the two cars, according to the fire department release. The house next door sustained an estimated $60,000 in damage, including $50,000 damage to the house and $10,000 to the contents, the release stated.
A number of fire departments assisted at the scene including Hanover Park, Roselle, South Elgin, St. Charles, Winfield, Streamwood, Schaumburg, Wheaton, Hoffman Estates, West Chicago and Carol Stream. Firefighters from the Elgin, Fox River and Bloomingdale departments provided change of quarters assistance.
Firefighters remained on the scene until about 8:30 a.m., and the blaze remained under investigation as of Sunday afternoon.