Fire Department Extinguishes Residential Fire in the 800 Block of Main Street

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 9:43 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 1, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a phone call reporting a structure fire at a residence on the 800 block of North Main Street. Naperville 911(PSAP) advised all occupants to evacuate and dispatched a general alarm assignment consisting of 10 pieces of fire apparatus and 24 personnel, including an incident commander and incident safety officer.

The first unit arrived on scene at 9:46 a.m. and reported smoke showing throughout the split-level residence. Heavy smoke was found throughout the home and fire was located in the basement of the structure. Naperville Police reported that two people had evacuated the home and that one person was still inside the structure as units arrived on scene. An aggressive coordinated fire attack and rescue was initiated by Naperville fire department personnel. Naperville police officers and fire suppression units quickly rescued and removed one occupant from the first floor of the home. That occupant was taken by a Naperville fire department ambulance to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.

The fire was contained and extinguished within 20 minutes of the arrival of the Naperville fire department. Suppression units began overhaul efforts to expose any hidden fire or areas of high heat and salvage operations were started to protect homeowner property. Two occupants and three Naperville police officers were evaluated on scene by Naperville fire department personnel and released. Several pets were rescued by Naperville fire department members, with one pet still unaccounted for. An inspector from Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development department (TED) was requested to the scene as well as a fire investigator from the Naperville Fire Department.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department, Naperville Electric, TED and the American Red Cross. The Lockport Fire Protection District, Warrenville Fire Protection District, Downers Grove Fire Department, Bolingbrook Fire Department and the Westmont Fire Department all provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. The building was deemed uninhabitable and the fire is currently under investigation by the Naperville Fire Department investigation team. There were no injuries to any firefighters operating on scene.

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