House Fire on Middleburg Road Leaves Single-Family Home Uninhabitable

Structure Fire 1300 Block of Middleburg Rd

At 8:36 PM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a neighbor on the 1300 block of Middleburg Rd. reporting a house on fire. 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). The dispatch center continued to receive 911 calls reporting a house on fire.

Truck 1 arrived on the scene within 5 minutes and identified a two story single family home with heavy fire showing from the garage. Truck 1 communicated that all occupants, 2 adults and 3 children, had evacuated the structure prior to the fire departments arrival, however the family cat may still be inside the structure. Incident command was established and a safety officer assigned to oversee operations at the incident. A hose line was deployed to the garage and a primary search of the residence was initiated. A second hose line was deployed to the interior area of the home and a secondary search was able to locate and reunite the cat with its family. Crews located and extinguished the fire within 15 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 Naperville Police Department, Naperville Electric Department (NED), Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development group (NED), Naperville Water Department, 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 Wheaton Fire Department, Plainfield Fire Protection District and the Bolingbrook Fire Department.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental by the Naperville Fire Investigation Team.

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