Teen rescued from Lisle house fireSun-Times Wireon September 23, 2020 at 7:03 am

(LISLE) A police officer pulled a teenage boy from a burning home Tuesday in west suburban Lisle.

The fire was first reported shortly before 10:15 p.m. at a multi-unit home in the 2700 block of Wayfaring Lane, according to a statement from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District.

Before fire crews arrived, a Lisle police officer “broke through some barriers” to rescue the 14-year-old from one of the units, according to Lisle Trustee Sara Sadat.

Fire officials said the officer rescued the teen through a “small basement window.”

Lisle police said the boy and the officer were checked out for smoke inhalation at a hospital but are expected to recover.

The blaze was under control about 15 minutes after fire crews arrived at the scene, according to the fire department. No other injuries were reported, but the building was deemed uninhabitable by the Lisle Building Department.

The cause remains under investigation, fire officials said.

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