Firefighters Battle Structure Fire in 3400 Block of White Eagle Drive
At 11:20 a.m. today, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point received a passerby’s call reporting flames coming from the second floor of a two story, single family residence located on the 3400 block of White Eagle Drive. PSAP immediately dispatched a general alarm assignment of 3 engines, 2 trucks, 1 squad, 2 ALS ambulances, 2 Rescue Vehicles, and 2 shift commanders to the scene.
The first arriving unit (Engine Company 10) reported flames coming from the eaves at the front of the building. Fire crews quickly confirmed all occupants were out of the building and initiated an aggressive fire attack. Crew members advised the fire was mainly confined to the exterior of the structure. As the incident progressed fire extension was noted to the roof. The fire was brought under control within ten minutes of the fire department’s arrival and completely extinguished within thirty minutes. Crews remained on the scene for an additional thirty minutes completing overhaul and determined the fire started on the outside of the building in an exterior lighting fixture.
There were no injuries to either civilians or firefighters. The extent of the damage is minor in nature and the residence was deemed habitable by the Transportation, Engineering, & Development (T.E.D.) inspector on scene. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.
The Naperville Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Naperville Police and Transportation and Engineering Departments as well as the Aurora Fire Department. Units from the Downers Grove Fire Department and the Plainfield Fire Protection District assisted in providing coverage to the rest of the city during the incident.
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