One person hospitalized in Byron house fire

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BYRON, Ill. (WIFR) -- Fire crews investigate what sparked a house fire in Byron this evening that caused one person to be taken to the hospital.

The blaze broke out around 6:30 this evening in the 200 block of East 5th Street in Byron. When fire crews arrived the home owner and their caretaker were outside. Officials saw the fire was limited to just one room, but there was extensive smoke damage throughout the home.

Several oxygen tanks located inside the residence did not appear to be affected.