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Children May Have Caused Motel Room Fire

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Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

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GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (WBBM) — Three children, all under the age of five, suffered minor injuries Thursday after apparently setting a fire in a Glen Ellyn motel room.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bob Roberts reports

The fire caused minor damage to the room in which they were staying at the America’s Best Motel, 675 Roosevelt Rd., in the western suburb.

Deputy Police Chief William Holmer said the children apparently were playing with a cigarette  lighter. The family had two adjoining rooms, and their mother was in the other room at the time the fire occurred, Holmer said. 

The fire was confined to the one first-floor room.  Other residents of the motel were evacuated briefly, but Holmer and the motel clerk said the other patrons were allowed back into their rooms quickly.

Holmer said the injuries were minor.

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