4 Batavia Firefighters Injured Battling AM House Fire

Residents and firefighters are OK, but about $175,000 damage is done to a Harrison Street home.

Four Batavia firefighters were injured while battling a 5:43 a.m. fire Tuesday at 308 S. Harrison St.

According to a Batavia Fire Department press release, four firefighters were injured on the scene, three treated on scene and one transported to Delnor Hospital who since has been released.

A Chicago Tribune report said the firefighters were hurt when one slipped off a ladder onto some icy stairs and went tumbling into the others. 

All six occupants escaped the home, but one was injured and treated on the scene.

The fire caused about $175,000 in damage — $150,000 to the structure and about $25,000 to property within the home.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fully engulfed single family residence at about 5:43 a.m. Tuesday, and found a "significant fire on all three floors and fire through the roof on arrival," the release said.

The fire was under control by 6:30 a.m., and the last unit cleared around 10:30 a.m., officials said. About 55 personnel were on the scene.

The origin and cause of the fire is still under investigation.

SOURCE: Batavia Fire Department


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