2 injured in New Lenox fire
Two people were rushed to an area hospital early Sunday morning after suffering injuries from a fire at an apartment building in New Lenox, a fire official said.
Their conditions were not immediately available.
New Lenox firefighters responded to a call at 5:17 a.m. and found fire rising through the roof of an apartment building in the 1200 block of Timber Place.
They fought the fire for about an hour before having to call for additional responders from surrounding towns.
“It was mostly on the roof, and it was a stubborn fire to get to,” New Lenox Fire Chief Adam Riegel said.
He said the fire caused extensive damage to the second floor, but the entire building sustained heavy smoke and water damage.
“Nobody will be able to stay here anytime soon,” Riegel said.
He said nine residents are displaced from the five-unit, two-story building, and the Red Cross was working with them to find shelter.
Riegel said all the residents had self-evacuated and no other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
New Lenox firefighters responded to a call at 5:17 a.m. and found a blaze through the roof of an apartment building at the 1200 block of Timber Place.