Evanston firefighter injured battling blaze at 3-story house

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A firefighter was injured Thursday morning battling a blaze in north suburban Evanston. | Evanston Fire Department

A firefighter was injured Thursday morning battling a blaze in north suburban Evanston.

Crews responded at 11:09 a.m. to the three-story single-family house in the 2800 block of Sheridan Place for a fire that started on the second floor and quickly spread to the third floor, according to the Evanston Fire Department.

The response was upgraded to a three-alarm fire, bringing in firefighters from nearby towns for help, fire officials said.

The blaze was extinguished by about 1:45 p.m., fire officials said. Nobody was home, and the only injuries reported were minor injuries suffered by a firefighter, who was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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