House fire displaces 7 from multi-residential structure


Courtesy of Evanston Fire Department

Evanston firefighters respond to a house fire on Saturday. They extinguished the blaze in around 30 minutes.

Max Lubbers, City Editor

A fire displaced seven people from a multi-residential structure Saturday morning, according to an Evanston Fire Department news release. 

EFD responded to the fire in the 2300 block of Foster Street at about 8:30 a.m., extinguishing it in around 30 minutes. No firefighters or residents reported injuries, and the American Red Cross provided emergency services for the displaced residents. 

EFD found smoke and fire in the basement, but is still investigating the cause of the fire, according to the release. 

House fires are most commonly caused by cooking, heating and electrical issues, according to the National Fire Protection Association. EFD recommends residences check and change batteries for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms around Daylight Savings Time each year. EFD also encourages residents to own a fire extinguisher for emergencies.

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