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New Lenox firefighters extinguish same-day car fire, house fire

Just before 10 a.m. Monday, New Lenox fire received a call about a reported car fire in the Target parking lot, located at 2370 Lincoln Highway in New Lenox, according to a news release from the fire protection district.
Just before 10 a.m. Monday, New Lenox fire received a call about a reported car fire in the Target parking lot, located at 2370 Lincoln Highway in New Lenox, according to a news release from the fire protection district.

New Lenox firefighters were busy Monday, battling both a car fire and a house fire.

About 10 a.m. Monday, New Lenox fire received a call about a reported car fire in the Target parking lot, located at 2370 Lincoln Highway, according to a news release. Crews were able to put the blaze out quickly, and no one was injured, the release said.

At 1:15 p.m. Monday, firefighters received a call about a possible structure fire in the 400 block of Circlegate Road.

When the homeowner arrived home, she found her home was filled with smoke and called 911. Crews found a fire in the basement. It was quickly extinguished, but there was smoke damage. Paramedics checked the homeowner on the scene, but she was not hospitalized. No one was injured.

The fires remain under investigation.

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