July 4 Fire at Leeds Court Residence
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 10:39 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 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 2 arrived on scene within 5 minutes of receiving the call and reported nothing showing upon initial size-up. The company officer completed a scene size-up and advised an occupant had used a fire extinguisher prior to their arrival, but there was smoke still coming from an interior wall of the garage. The complete general alarm assignment consisted of three engine companies, two truck companies, one squad company, two ambulances and two battalion commanders for a total of 24 personnel that responded to the scene of the incident.
Companies extinguished fire found behind the garage wall and in 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 the all occupants of the residence were uninjured.
The cause of the fire was determined to be from fireworks disposed in a recycle bin and the house was deemed habitable for the family 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. Fire station coverage was provided by the Westmont and Plainfield fire agencies during the incident.
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