Firefighters Battle Structure Fire on 2600 Block of Garland Court

At 12:13 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call for the report of smoke and fire in the single-family residence located in the 2600 block of Garland Circle. Naperville 911(PSAP) dispatched a General Alarm assignment to the reported address which brought 12 pieces of fire apparatus and 26 fire personnel to the scene.

The first unit arrived on scene at 12:18 p.m. and reported nothing showing from the single-family residence. The Fire units entered the structure and found smoke on the first floor and basement, the fire was determined to be in the basement. The occupants were not home at the time of the incident. The fire attack was initiated by stretching a hose line into the basement and securing a water source. The fire was extinguished and confined to the area of origin. Upon the arrival of additional fire companies, salvage and overhaul operations were performed. An inspector from Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) was also notified. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and the residence was deemed uninhabitable.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department, the Naperville Electric Department (NED), Nicor Gas Company and the American Red Cross. The Aurora Fire Department and the Plainfield Fire Protection District also assisted on the scene. The Oswego Fire Department, the Westmont Fire Department, the Lockport Fire Protection District provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

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