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Freeport woman suffers smoke inhalation at house fire

Chuck Biedka
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Courtesy of Freeport Volunteer Fire Dept.

A Freeport woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire late Monday night in her Washington Street home, fire officials said.

There were no other injuries.

The woman, her husband and child were at home but able to get out, Freeport police Chief Jeff Swiklinski said. The family names and ages were not available. The family’s dog also escaped.

The fire was reported at 11:50 p.m. Monday and was put out within 20 minutes, said fire Chief Steve Warheit.

Firefighters were able to limit the fire to a single room in the single-floor house chiefly because all of the interior doors were closed.

“If doors had been open, the flames would have rushed through the house,” Warheit said.

There was smoke damage throughout and moderate water damage.

The fire caused $20,000 to $25,000 in damage.

A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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