Firefighters Battle Structure Fire on 5S600 Block of North Wright Street

At 11:53 AM on Thursday, July 5, 2018 Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a neighbor reporting flames and black smoke coming from the rear of a house directly behind his location. PSAP immediately dispatched a general alarm for the structure fire which brought a total of 3 engines,1 heavy rescue squad, 2 ladder trucks, 2 ambulances, 1 incident commander and 1 safety officer to the scene (24 Personnel).

Engine 3 arrived on the scene within 5 minutes and identified a two-story single-family home with fire showing from a first-floor window. Incident command was established by engine 3 and crews initiated a transitional attack, directing water from a hose line from the outside then moving aggressively to the interior of the home. A second hose line was stretched for safety and to provide exposure protection. Interior attack crews completed a primary search of the residence confirming there were no occupants. Fire attack crews located the fire within the first-floor bedroom and extinguished the fire within 20 minutes of arrival. Additional crews assisted with establishing a water supply, removing smoke by ventilating and searching for any hidden fire. Salvage and overhaul activities were conducted to limit further damage to property and contents of the home.

Additional assistance was provided by The DuPage County Buildings and Zoning Department, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Naperville Electric Department, ComEd, Nicor and The American Red Cross. The home was declared uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage.

Naperville fire station coverage was provided by the Warrenville, Westmont, Bolingbrook, Wheaton and Plainfield fire departments.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Naperville Fire Investigation Team.

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