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Posted on: December 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Fire at 7 W. Quincy

Westmont, Illinois

Date Issued: December 7, 2018

At 11:39 a.m. on December 7, a fire was reported in the building where Taco Express restaurant is located, 7 W. Quincy Street.

Fire crews arrived on the scene at 11:41 a.m. to witness heavy fire and smoke. The situation was upgraded to a box alarm fire. It appears the fire began in a second floor residential unit.

Multiple fire departments from 15 communities responded to the fire.  Fire was under control at 12:05 p.m.

Two injuries were reported and one was transported to a local hospital.  The building is uninhabitable and residents from six units have been displaced.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Traffic in the area may be disrupted while fire crews remain on the scene.


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont

Communications Director/Public Information Officer


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