Firefighters Battle Overnight Apartment Fire in 1400 Block of Fairway Drive

At 01:33 AM on Monday, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from the fire alarm monitoring company regarding the multi-family residence in the 1400 block of Fairway Drive, reporting an activated fire alarm. Naperville 911 (PSAP) dispatched 2 Engines, 1 Truck, and a medic unit to the scene. The alarm was upgraded to a General Alarm assignment following additional information from the first arriving Fire unit reporting smoke from the second-floor apartment. The General Alarm assignment brought 12 pieces of fire apparatus and 24 fire personnel to the scene.

The first fire department units arrived on the scene at 01:38 AM. When fire personnel entered the second-floor unit they found a fire in the kitchen. The engine company advanced a hose line into the second-floor unit to extinguish the fire. Salvage and overhaul operations were completed in the second-floor unit and the apartments directly above the fire-floor apartment. An inspector from Naperville’s Transportation Engineering and Development (TED) was also notified. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters removed two occupants from the building, they were evaluated and did not require further medical attention. The second-floor apartment unit was deemed uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage. The American Red Cross was notified to assist the occupants.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. The Downers Grove Fire Department and the Westmont Fire Department provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters on the scene.


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