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No injuries in Orland Park house fire

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Nobody was injured during this house fire on March 14 in Orland Park. (Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District)

From staff reports

No injuries were reported in a house fire March 14 in the 13900 block of Springview in Orland Park.

Orland Central Dispatch received multiple 911 calls of a reported house fire at 1:37 p.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire in the rear of a two-story single-family residence that was threatening to spread to the two-story home to the north. That home did suffer minor damage as a result of the fire.

Due to gusty winds, heavy smoke, and fire conditions, the call was upgraded to a box alarm.

Just as fire crews were making an aggressive attack, the rear windows of the home broke out, but crews were able to keep the fire to the exterior of the home and out of the living area.

The homeowners were at home and escaped without injuries prior to the arrival of firefighters.

Fire crews had to use multiple lines to quickly extinguish the fire.

The Orland Fire District Origin and Cause team is investigating the cause of the fire, which is still under investigation.

The Orland Fire District was assisted by neighboring fire departments including Palos Fire, Northwest Homer Fire, Lemont Fire, Tinley Park Fire, and Homer Fire District. Other MABAS fire departments covered Orland stations and further calls for service.

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