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Basement fire displaces Cary family

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 8:59 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 8:01 a.m. CDT

CARY – A fire that started in a Cary basement Wednesday displaced a family and resulted in a firefighter being sent to the hospital, the fire chief said.

The Cary Fire Protection District responded to a fire alarm at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday at 316 Sherwood Drive, Chief Jeffrey Macko said. The firefighter slipped and fell at the scene, and she was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital as a precaution, he said.

While investigators are not 100 percent sure what caused the fire, it is believed to have started near the sump pump in the basement, Macko said.

The fire damage was contained to one room in the basement, but smoke caused damage throughout the two-story house, Macko said. The house had to be vented, including taking out the windows.

– Emily K. Coleman

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