A house fire in the 100 block of East Irving Street in Normal on Sunday evening sent one man to the hospital and heavily damaged the home located immediately south of the Normal Police station.
The Normal Fire Department said it rescued the man during a rapid search of the residence after being called to the scene after 7:15 p.m. by a report of flames coming from the basement windows and smoke coming from the roof.
Off-duty Normal firefighters and a Rapid Intervention Team from Bloomington Fire Department helped with the blaze and rescue.
NFD says the home sustained a collapsed roof as well as heavy smoke, fire, and water damage throughout. The estimated monetary damage to the home is unknown at this time. The fire was deemed under control by 9:45 p.m., but crews remain on the scene past 11 p.m. before clearing.
Normal Fire Department said the home was listed for sale, but the man was still living in the home and all of his personal property was inside. The department said the home and its contents are insured.
Preliminary work on determining the origin and cause of the fire is underway.
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