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WDKX.com » Blog » Chili Home Destroyed In Fire
May 27th 2013 6:44 am
Chili Home Destroyed In Fire

Three people and one firefighter were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after a fire destroyed a home in Chili.
Emergency crews were called to the home on Hubbard Drive around 3 o'clock. When they got there, firefighters say flames were already coming out of the roof. Fire officials say there were some explosions in the basement, likely from ammunition or fireworks.

Three people were home at the time of the fire and were able to get out. All were taken to Strong Hospital with what are considered to be non-life threatening injuries. One firefighter was also hurt.

Officials say the explosions made the situation that much more difficult.

"We're trained to handle these types of situations with fireworks and ammunition going off during the actual fire, the attempted suppression of the fire. Our crews took precautions," said Chili Deputy Chief Jason Elliotto. "We backed up and were able to take an external approach for the first part of the attack, just to be able to put the fire out, at least get a good grip on the fire before we were able to send some crews in."

The Red Cross is assisting two adults and a 14-year old with food, clothing and shelter.
A home to the south side of the house also caught fire, but fire crews were able to quickly put it out.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

Source:YNN