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Resident Sustains Minor Burn Injuries in Lemont Basement Fire

The Lemont Fire Protection District responded at 11:30 p.m. to a home in the 800 block of Schultz Street. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Minor burn injuries were sustained in a Lemont basement fire that occurred late Monday night, authorities said.

The responded at 11:30 p.m. to a home in the 800 block of Schultz Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire in the basement with heavy smoke conditions, according to Deputy Fire Chief Jay Nickleski.

The fire was quickly extinguished, with damage mainly contained to the basement, Nickleski said.

One of the occupants of the home sustained minor burn injuries, but did not seek medical attention, he added.

Assisting Lemont firefighters were units from the Northwest Homer Fire Protection District and the Argonne Fire Department. Crews were on the scene for approximately two hours, Nickleski said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to be accidental, Nickleski said.

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