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West Suburban Blaze Destroys Car, Damages House

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (STMW) – A fire that erupted Wednesday night destroyed a car and did significant damage to a house in west suburban Naperville.

No one was injured in the blaze that broke out about 7:38 p.m. in the two-story house at 2200 Oberlin Court, in the Walnut Woods neighborhood.

Naperville Fire Department Capt. Rick Sander said the blaze did not appear to be suspicious in nature. Flames apparently erupted in a car parked inside the home’s attached, two-car garage, Sander said.

Firefighters began arriving at the scene within six minutes of the 911 call. Sander said members of the family living in the house “all got out” safely before firefighters arrived, He did not know how many people were home at the time.

An estimated 24 firefighters, including a contingent from the Bolingbrook Fire Department, worked to quell the flames, which Sander said did extensive damage to the garage before spreading into the attic area. The rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage, he said.

A door and window board-up crew continued working at 11 p.m. to secure the building. Sander said the homeowners sought shelter overnight with relatives or friends.

The precise source and cause of the fire remain under investigation, although Sander said the flames apparently broke out inside the car, which was ruined. Sander did not have a financial damage estimate for the blaze.

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