Firefighters Battle Fire in 29W200 Block of Andermann Drive

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 9:53 PM on Friday July 21, 2017, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a resident reporting a house fire on the 29W200 block of Andermann Drive in the unincorporated area of Will County that lies within Naperville’s Fire Protection district. The PSAP tele-communicator immediately dispatched a general alarm assignment consisting of three engines, two ladder trucks, one squad, two ambulances, and two shift commander vehicles bringing 24 firefighters to the scene. The first fire department unit to arrive on scene arrived within five minutes of the initial call and reported heavy smoke and flames showing from the roof of a two story single-family residence. Fire crews assured that all residents were out of the building, quickly located the fire in the attic, ventilated the building, and extinguished the fire which primarily involved the attic and roof of the structure. The main body of fire was extinguished within 15 minutes of the initial 911 call. Companies remained on scene conducting salvage and overhaul operations to locate and extinguish any hidden fire and to protect the resident’s property from smoke and water damage. The home was deemed uninhabitable as a result of this fire.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on scene by the Naperville Police Department, the Will County Sheriff, NICOR, and the American Red Cross. The Downers Grove Fire Department, Oswego Fire Protection District, and Winfield Fire Protection District provided coverage for Naperville Fire stations during this incident. The cause of the fire was investigated and determined to be storm related. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians as a result of this incident.

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