2 injured, including firefighter, in Glenview coach house fire

Glenview Fire Department said cause under investigation

Monday, December 26, 2022
2 injured, including firefighter, in north suburban fire
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The Glenview firefighter injured was treated on the scene after a coach house fire on Jefferson Avenue. Another person was injured in the incident.

GLENVIEW, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were injured, including a firefighter in a north suburban fire Christmas night, Glenview fire officials said.

A garage fire was reported just before 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1800-block of Jefferson Avenue, and heavy smoke was visible, Glenview officials said.

When crews arrived, they found a coach house was engulfed in flames.

The person who had been inside the building, a 78-year-old woman, was outside the structure, and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The woman's condition was not immediately provided, but she was stable, Glenview fire said.

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A firefighter was also treated on the scene for minor injuries.

The fire was reported out just before 12:30 a.m. Monday.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but the fire likely caused $55,000 in damage.