House fire in Deerfield under investigation, no injuries reported
Updated: February 5, 2013 4:46PM
DEERFIELD — Deerfield firefighters put out a house fire Jan. 31 at 430 Susan Ln. No injuries were reported.
The fire started in a second-floor bedroom, said Batallion Chief Jim Bednarz. Despite the frigid temperatures, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire fairly quickly, he added.
The blaze was still under investigation Monday for cause and damages, but Fire Lt. Ray Larson said the entire second floor would be gutted due to heat and smoke.
“The building was probably saved because someone closed the door to the second floor where the fire started. Doing so held it in check,” Larson said.
“When firefighters arrived, flames were blowing out the windows 15 feet. We don’t have a cause yet, but it’s not suspicious,” he said.
The fire not reach the first floor, and firefighters stayed on the scene for more than two hours making sure all hotspots would not flair up.
Five people in the home at the time were able to escape unharmed, Bednarz said. Occupants of the home called the fire department, he confirmed.
Besides the Deerfield fire department, units were called in from a few surrounding communities.
Reporter Todd Shields contributed to this article