Naperville Firefighters Extinguish Residential Fire on 600 Block of Century Farm Dr.
At 2:14 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 9-1-1 call from a resident stating there was a fire in the garage of their single-family residence. A general alarm assignment was immediately dispatched to the location by PSAP. Engine Company 3 arrived on scene within 5 minutes of receiving the call and reported heavy fire showing with extension into the attic space upon initial size-up. The company officer completed a scene size-up and initiated an aggressive coordinated fire attack. The complete general alarm assignment consisted of three engine companies, two truck companies, one squad company, two ambulances, and two battalion commanders. An additional squad company was added later during the incident to assist with overhaul operations for a total of 27 personnel that responded to the scene of the incident.
Companies extinguished fire found in multiple areas and void spaces above the garage within 30 minutes of arrival. Extra time was taken to extinguish smoldering materials during overhaul and remove smoke from the residence. Crews continued to perform salvage and overhaul operations for another 90 minutes after the main fire area was extinguished. No injuries to any firefighters operating at the scene were reported during this incident and all occupants of the residence were uninjured.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and currently under investigation. The house was deemed uninhabitable after consulting with an inspector from the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, & Development Department (T.E.D.). The Naperville Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Naperville Police Department, Naperville Electric Department, and Nicor. Fire station coverage was provided by the Warrenville, Wheaton and Plainfield fire agencies during the incident.
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