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Fire strikes home on Dodge

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(Update 12:15 p.m.) Evanston fire officials say a candle appears to have been the cause of a fire at 2018 Dodge Ave. this morning.

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Deputy Chief Tom Janetske says firefighters were called to the home about 8:50 a.m. and found heavy smoke on the second floor of the house.

Janetske says the 66-year-old resident of the home was treated at the scene by paramedics and released, and the police victim’s services unit helped her find temporary housing.

Firefighters had to cut holes in the roof of the small frame structure to get at the flames.

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Smoke billows around firefighters on the roof of the burning home at 2018 Dodge Ave.


(Update 12:15 p.m.) Evanston fire officials say a candle appears to have been the cause of a fire at 2018 Dodge Ave. this morning.

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Deputy Chief Tom Janetske says firefighters were called to the home about 8:50 a.m. and found heavy smoke on the second floor of the house.

Janetske says the 66-year-old resident of the home was treated at the scene by paramedics and released, and the police victim’s services unit helped her find temporary housing.

Firefighters had to cut holes in the roof of the small frame structure to get at the flames.

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Smoke billows around firefighters on the roof of the burning home at 2018 Dodge Ave.

Fire damage was limited to the second floor, Janetske says, but there was heat and smoke damage throughout the house.

A mutual aid alarm was sounded that brought fire units from nearby communities to provide standby coverage at Evanston fire stations while Evanston units were fighting the blaze.

Traffic on Dodge Avenue between Emerson and Simpson streets was blocked off for about two hours as fire units filled the street around the building.

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