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Two families displaced as result of apartment fire

Chaplain helps find lodgings for families

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 1:35 p.m. CDT

MINOOKA— Heavy smoke was pouring out of an apartment building Tuesday night when the Minooka Fire Protection District arrived on scene.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and with no injuries.

The fire district was called to the structure fire at 101 Aux Sable Dr. at about 10:25 p.m., according to a press release from Minooka Fire Chief Al Yancey. The structure was a six-unit, two-story apartment building.

Once on scene, firefighters were advised everyone had been evacuated from the building by Minooka police.

"Crews made entry and initial attack on the fire, and the fire was quickly brought under control," said Yancey in the release.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and damage estimates are not available.

The fire was contained to the apartment where the fire started, but a neighboring apartment sustained smoke and water damage. The original apartment and adjacent one cannot be occupied as result of the damage.

"The homeowner discovered the fire when returning home," according to the release.

The district's chaplain helped get temporary lodging for the families who cannot go home. One family is staying with another family, while the other is staying in a nearby hotel.

Minooka fire was assisted by Troy and Channahon fire districts.

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