Bartlett blaze injures 2 firefighters, causes $100,000 in damage
By Janelle Walker For Sun-Times Media September 2, 2013 2:06PM
Two Bartlett firefighters were injured battling a fire Sunday night that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to this home at 706 Heather Lane. | Submitted
Updated: October 4, 2013 6:19AM
BARTLETT — Two Bartlett firefighters were injured and a home was left with an estimated $100,000 in damage as the result of a fire Sunday evening during the height of a thunderstorm that rolled through the area, officials said.
The fire initially was reported as a lightning strike with fire, said Battalion Chief David Misner, but that could not be substantiated at the scene and the investigation continued Monday.
Firefighters were called at 9:07 p.m. for the fire at 706 Heather Lane, a single-family home, and found flames coming from a front living room window. The occupants were not home when the fire began, and it was called in by neighbors, officials said.
The fire was brought under control by 9:22 p.m., officials said. The fire was restricted to the front living room but left heavy fire, smoke and water damage throughout the house.
Two firefighters were treated and released — one for hand laceration which required 13 stitches and another for a twisted knee, officials said.
Firefighters from Hanover Park and Carol Stream assisted, officials said.