Fire at Naperville home likely caused by Christmas tree

Crews work to extinguish multiple hot spots in the roof of a Naperville home. (WLS)

A fire at a home Thursday afternoon is believed to have been caused by a Christmas tree.

Firefighters responded to the blaze just after 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of Redwing Court, the Naperville Fire Department said.

Firefighters from Naperville, Downers Grove and Aurora battled the blaze for several hours in the bitter cold.

A fire was found on the first floor of the single-family home, and a all four residents were able to get out before firefighters arrived, the department said.
Authorities said the fire started on the first floor of the home in the rear of the house.

On Friday, the department said the fire started where a live Christmas tree was located in the living room. The fire was ruled accidental, but the case remained open.

Fire officials said that one person was injured as a result of the fire.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

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