Naperville Fire Department Extinguish Structure Fire on Nashua Drive

At 10:54 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from the resident in the 1100 block of Nashua Drive reporting smoke on the first-floor kitchen and the second-floor bathroom. Naperville 911 (PSAP) dispatched a General Alarm assignment to the reported address, which brought 11 pieces of fire apparatus and 25 fire personnel to the scene.

The first fire department units arrived on scene at 11:02 p.m. The occupants of the residence safely evacuated the home. The first in fire officer located a fire in the first-floor kitchen ceiling. A hose line was deployed to the first floor to extinguish the fire. The fire was confined to the area of origin. Upon the arrival of additional fire companies, salvage and overhaul operations were performed, a positive water supply was secured.

No civilian injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is determined to be accidental due to attempts to defrost frozen water pipes in the wall with a heat gun. The home was deemed habitable for occupancy. Homeowners are reminded to use extreme caution when attempting to defrost frozen water pipes in the home.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. The Warrenville Fire Protection District provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

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