Two workers were injured and a unit in a duplex was deemed uninhabitable in two fires that occurred in Aurora on Monday and Tuesday.
According to the Aurora Fire Department, fire fighters were dispatched to a structure fire caused by an electrical panel explosion at a large manufacturing and packing warehouse in the 900 blk. of Meridian Pkwy. at around 6:55 a.m.
ComEd was also called to the scene to respond. Officials say it took 28 fire fighters to extinguish the blaze.
Two workers were transported to an area hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
The estimated total dollar loss from the incident is $200,000; the cause is under investigation at this time.
Aurora fire fighters were called to a structure fire in the 700 blk. of Spring St. at around 5:38 p.m. on Monday.
Upon arrival to that scene, fire crews found a duplex with heavy smoke showing.
The unit where the fire occurred was deemed uninhabitable and the estimated total dollar loss is $25,000.
Officials say the probable cause of the fire was due to a candle burning in the kitchen of the home.
No injuries were reported to fire fighters in either incident.
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