Fire Department Battles Structure Fire on 3500 Block of Redwing Court
(The Naperville Fire Department would like to provide an update to the structure fire that occurred in the 3500 block of Redwing Ct. on January 4, 2018. While the case remains open, investigators have determined that the cause is accidental and the area of origin appears to be a live Christmas tree that was located in the first-floor family room. Additionally, it was reported that one civilian injury did occur as a result of this incident.)
At 4:09 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from the resident reporting a fire within a single family home. A general alarm was dispatched to the structure fire. A general alarm assignment consists of three engines, two ladder trucks, one squad, two ambulances, and two shift commanders. Within four minutes of the initial 911 call, the first companies arrived on scene and found a fire on the first floor of the residence in the rear of the house. The alarm was quickly upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm bringing additional fire, EMS, and command units to the scene. The four residents were able to evacuate from the structure prior to the arrival of fire companies, and were later evaluated by EMS personnel on the scene.
The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Downers Grove FD, Aurora FD, and the Naperville Police Department. Other agencies to assist on scene were Nicor, Naperville Emergency Management Agency, Naperville Transportation and Engineering Division, Naperville Electric Department, American Red Cross and Naperville Public Works. The Plainfield FPD, Bolingbrook FD, Westmont FD, Warrenville FPD, Lisle-Woodridge FPD, and Oswego FPD provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Naperville Fire Investigators are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.
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