No Injuries in 87th Street Storage Building Structure Fire

Structure Fire 27W200 Block of 87th St.

At 3:20 AM on Saturday, July 29, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a passerby reporting a possible rubbish fire and smoke in the area of 28W200 87th Street. A single company was dispatched to the call and while units were en-route multiple calls were received reporting a possible structure fire. Naperville PSAP upgraded the alarm to a General Alarm assignment consisting of three engines, two ladder trucks, one squad, two ambulances, and 2 shift commanders bringing a total of 24 firefighters to the scene. The first arriving fire department unit arrived on scene within six minutes of the original call and reported fire in a large storage building and a mobile home trailer used for storage. Arriving units were able to determine that there were no civilians in the buildings based on information from the owner. The main body of fire was extinguished within fifteen minutes of arrival on the scene. The cause of the fire is undetermined and currently under investigation.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the DuPage County Police Department, Naperville Police Department, and DuPage County Task Force. A backhoe, and equipment operator, was also provided by the Naperville Department of Public Works to assist with extinguishment and overhaul operations. The Plainfield Fire Protection District, and the Downers Grove Fire Department provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.