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Fire Destroys Auto Garage, Damages Over A Dozen Cars In Bartlett

BARTLETT, Ill. (CBS) -- An auto repair shop and 20 cars caught on fire Saturday evening in west suburban Bartlett.

The Bartlett Fire District responded to a structure fire in the area of Lambert and Spaulding at 6:15 p.m. where the shop was on fire along with the cars that was next to the building.

37 firefighters including responders from South Elgin, Elgin, Streamwood, Hanover Park, and Fox River Countryside assisted in the fire, and was under control at 8:42 p.m., the department said.

The building has been deemed uninhabitable. Nobody was hurt in the fire.

The fire remains under investigation by the Bartlett Fire District investigators.

The Bartlett Fire District reminds everyone to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, whether a single-family dwelling, an apartment, or a condo. Visit the Bartlett Fire Department website for additional fire safety tips.

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