Lemont Basement Fire Quickly Contained, No Injuries

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Lemont, IL – A basement fire broke out on Weimer Avenue Thursday afternoon, prompting a swift response from the Lemont Fire Protection District.

According to Deputy Chief of Operations Matt Peksa, the fire department was alerted at 4:35 p.m., and the first unit arrived within five minutes. Firefighters encountered a working fire in a single-story home but confirmed that all residents had evacuated safely. The initial crew launched an interior attack, quickly extinguishing the basement fire.

Additional teams checked for fire extension on the first floor and conducted secondary searches, containing the fire within 10 minutes. Approximately 24 firefighters, equipped with four engines, two ladder trucks, and an ambulance, managed the scene with support from three neighboring agencies.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Lemont Fire Protection District urges residents to maintain working smoke detectors and have a practiced escape plan.

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