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Four injured in Aurora fire

Updated: February 24, 2014 1:07PM

AURORA — A 56-year-old man was airlifted to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood after he was severely burned in a mobile home fire Tuesday night.

Three other people who were inside the mobile home in the 0-99 block of Margaret’s Lane were also hospitalized, Aurora Fire Department officials said.

Firefighters responded to the mobile home around 9:10 p.m Tuesday, and found the unit fully engulfed in flames. Aurora Fire Department spokesman Lt. Craig Mateski said all four occupants were able to escape the unit before first responders arrived.

Mateski said the 56-year-old man suffered second- and third-degree burns and smoke inhalation. He was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora before being airlifted to Loyola.

The three other victims were taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center with varying degrees of injuries. Their conditions were unknown on Wednesday, Mateski said.

Mateski said a 23-year-old man suffered second-degree burns and smoke inhalation; a 24-year-old man was hospitalized for “numerous lacerations;” and a 54-year-old woman suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation, according to the statement.

The mobile home and everything inside was destroyed. The damaged was estimated at $50,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Mateski said.

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