Structure Fire 2900 Block of Kilburne

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 9:46 am on Monday, October 11, 2021, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a resident on the 2900 block of Kilburne reporting a garage fire. PSAP immediately dispatched a general alarm for the structure fire which brought a total of 3 engines, 2 ladder trucks, 1 heavy rescue squad, 2 ambulances, 1 incident commander and 1 safety officer to the scene (24 Personnel). The dispatch center continued to receive 911 calls reporting fire in the multifamily building.

A Naperville shift commander arrived on the scene within 4 minutes and identified a two story 16-unit apartment complex with heavy fire showing from the garage. Naperville Truck 10 arrived a minute after and communicated that all occupants had evacuated the involved unit prior to the fire departments arrival. Due to the size of the structure and heavy fire involvement the alarm was upgraded to a box alarm assignment bringing additional resources to the scene. Incident command was established, and a safety officer assigned to oversee operations at the incident. A hose line was deployed to the garage and a primary search of the apartment complex was initiated. A second hose line was deployed to the interior structure and a secondary search was completed. Crews located and extinguished the fire within 15 minutes of arrival. Additional crews assisted with establishing a water supply, removing smoke by ventilating, and searching for any hidden fire throughout the complex. Salvage and overhaul activities were conducted to limit further damage to property and contents of the involved units.

Additional assistance was provided by the Naperville Police Department, Naperville Electric Department (NED); Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development group (TED); and the American Red Cross. The primary fire unit and an additional unit were declared uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage, the remaining 14 units were able to be occupied.

On scene assistance was provided by the Lisle Woodridge, Aurora, and Bolingbrook Fire Departments.

Naperville fire station coverage was provided by the Warrenville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle Woodridge, and Darien Woodridge Fire Departments.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury while on scene and no injuries to citizens were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Naperville Fire Investigation Team.

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