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No Injuries Saturday in Highland Avenue Fire

Damage was contained Saturday afternoon when a fire broke out in an attic in a Highland Avenue home.

No Injuries Saturday in Highland Avenue Fire

An electrical fire Saturday afternoon that started in an attic remains under investigation, according to fire officials.

Members of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. responded to the fire at 4:43 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Highland Avenue. Upon arrival, the first crew of firefighters determined a fire had started in an outlet and may still be burning, Lt. Craig Eldridge, the public information officer for the fire company said in a news release issued Sunday morning.

Firefighters found the fire was still burning in the attic, above the kitchen, he said. The ceiling was opened and the fire was quickly extinguished before it had the chance to spread.

The damage was contained to the ceiling and nobody was injured, Eldridge said. The residents had evacuated safely from the residence.  

In addition, firefighters from Wheaton and Glenside assisted the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co.

The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation, he said. 

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