Community given opportunity on Thursday to address H-F High school board

Two Homewood firefighters suffered minor injuries, but residents escaped unharmed from a house fire Thursday morning in the 2400 block of Spruce Road.

Homewood Deputy Fire Chief Steve DeJong said the firefighters have returned to duty.

The family is being assisted by the local chapter of the Red Cross, he said.

Three members of the family were home at the time of the fire, but DeJong said a working smoke detector alerted them to the blaze, enabling them to escape without injury.

Damage to the home was extensive. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but foul play is . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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