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Man, Dog Escape Fire in Plainfield; House a Total Loss

Firefighters responded to the 131st Street blaze at around 6:30 a.m.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
A smoke alarm alerted a Plainfield man to an early morning fire at his home in the 26000 block of 131st Street Saturday morning, according to officials.

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  • Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said the alarm woke the man, who was able to get his dog and escape the house uninjured. There were no other occupants in the home at the time of the fire, he said.

    Stratton said investigators have not determined the cause of the blaze, but believe the fire started in the south end of the house. High winds caused the flames to spread quickly through the entire quad-level home, he said. He estimated damage at around $350,000.

    "It actually got into every attic space," Stratton said. "[The house] is a total loss."


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