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Two fires force six from homes

Evanston fire officials say fires Monday night and this noon have forced residents of three apartment units from their homes.


Evanston fire officials say fires Monday night and this noon have forced residents of three apartment units from their homes.

Fire Division Chief Tom Janetske says the first blaze struck a two-flat at 1008 Dewey Ave. shortly after 11 p.m. Monday

Fire crew found heavy flames coming from the rear of the building when they arrived, and Janetske says there was severe damage to the rear of the building and back porches.

Smoke and water also damaged the rest of the building.

The four adult residents escaped before fire units arrrived, and Janetske says they were able to find alternate housing.

Two firefighters reported injuries that occurred as units were cleaning up after the fire. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

Just before noon today firefighters responded to a blaze in an apartment building at 835 Mulford St.

Janetske says the fire was contained to a garden level apartment. He says the fire apparently was caused by careless use of smoking materials.

No injuries were reported.

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