Naperville Fire Department Battles Structure Fire on 100 Block of W. 48th Street

At 8:25 PM on Sunday, October 15th, 2017, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a resident reporting heavy smoke in the basement of their home. PSAP immediately dispatched a general alarm for the structure fire which brought a total of 3 engines, 2 ladder trucks, 1 heavy rescue squad, 2 ambulances, 1 incident commander and 1 safety officer to the scene (24 Personnel).

Engine 3 and Medic 3 arrived on the scene within 4 minutes and identified a single story single family home with nothing showing. Incident command was established and a safety officer assigned to oversee operations at the incident. Engine 3 confirmed that all occupants, 2 adults and 5 children, had evacuated the structure prior to the fire departments arrival. After making entry into the structure the company officer reported smoke conditions within the home. A hose line was deployed into the structure and a primary search of the residence was initiated. Crews located and extinguished a basement fire within 5 minutes of arrival. Additional crews assisted with establishing a water supply, ventilation and searching for any hidden fire.
Salvage and overhaul activities were conducted to limit further damage to property and contents.

Additional assistance was provided by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, ComEd, and the American Red Cross. The home was declared uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Naperville Fire Department Fire Investigation Team.

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