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Chimney fire displaces two families in Shorewood

Dec. 27, 2009

Two families were displaced following a fire at a home in Shorewood this afternoon.

When North Shore firefighters were sent to a home in the 3600 block of N. Morris Blvd. around 1 p.m. they discovered heavy smoke coming from the second floor.

The fire ignited in the chimney and was difficult to extinguish because the smoke and flames traveled through concealed spaces, fire officials said. Investigators determined the cause of the fire was related to the installation of the chimney.

Damages were estimated at $165,000. There were no injuries.

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