Apartment fire displaces 16 families in Westmont

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WESTMONT, Ill. -- A three-alarm fire gutted an apartment building in Westmont overnight, and left dozens of people temporarily homeless.

The fire started just before 2 a.m. Wednesday at an 18-unit apartment building, located at 6703 Park Lane.

About 30 area fire districts were involved, which amounts to about 100 firefighters.

Crews had a hard time putting out the fire due to the cold temperatures and high winds.

The apartment manager says the building has been deemed uninhabitable.

The fire displaced 16 families, including a number of children.

Residents believe the fire's origin is an outside light fixture that sits right above a doorway.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.




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