Naperville Firefighters Extinguish Periwinkle Court Structure Fire

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 4:03 p.m. on April 7, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a resident reporting a fire involving a single-family home in the 2300 block of Periwinkle Court. A general alarm was dispatched to the reported structure fire, consisting of three engines, two ladder trucks, one squad, two ambulances, two shift commanders and one rescue vehicle.

Within four minutes of the initial 911 call, Battalion 1 arrived on scene, noticed heavy black smoke coming from the side of the house and established command. The first engine on scene arrived shortly after and deployed a hand-line to extinguish the fire. All residents were evacuated prior to arrival of fire units. Salvage and overhaul was performed on the interior and exterior of the house, along with smoke removal and extinguishment of any hidden fire.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department; the City's Transportation, Engineering and Development Department (TED); and The American Red Cross. The Warrenville Fire Protection District and Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Naperville fire investigators are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.

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