A resident of a home in the 5700 block of Danielle Lane in the Fields of Farm Colony Subdivision east of Yorkville was treated for breathing issues at an area hospital Monday night after attempting to put out a fire in her home, according to a press release from the Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District.
The fire district reported the resident discharged a fire extinguisher on the blaze and then exited her home with her three children.
Firefighters were summoned to the blaze at 7:20 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a light haze of smoke on the second floor of the residence where it appeared the resident had been doing some redecorating. Painting and cleaning supplies were found placed near a gas fireplace.
Firefighters determined that somehow a switch for the gas fireplace was turned on which ignited the supplies. The resident then attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.
According to the press release, the fire spread into a chase for a flue pipe. The fire then burned through the chase into the attic where it was extinguished by firefighters.
The fire remains under investigation, according to the press release.
The fire district estimated that the fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to the residence.
Assisting Bristol-Kendall Firefighters at the scene were firefighters from the Oswego, Little Rock Fox, Plainfield, Lisbon-Seward and Sugar Grove Fire Protection District.
Kendall County Sheriff's Deputies also responded to the scene in the unincorporated subdivision east of Route 71.