Firefighters Battle Balcony Fire in 400 Block of Bailey Road

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 8:47 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call from a passerby reporting a fire on the third floor of an apartment building located in the 400 block of East Bailey. Naperville 911 (PSAP) dispatched a general alarm assignment consisting of 10 pieces of fire apparatus and 24 personnel, including an Incident Commander and Incident Safety Officer to the reported address. While companies were en route, they could see heavy smoke coming from the area.

At 8:51 p.m., the first arriving vehicle arrived on the scene and found a fire on the third-floor balcony. Engine crews ascended to the third floor and found the apartment door locked. While interior crews forced entry into the unit, truck crews set up ladders on the exterior of the building. At 9:09 p.m. hours, the fire was deemed extinguished. Crews confirmed there was no one home. Fire companies remained on the scene for another 15 minutes to ensure all hot spots were extinguished. Fire damage was confined to the balcony of the apartment.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries to any occupants or firefighters while operating on the scene. The building was deemed to be habitable by the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development team. The blaze is estimated to have caused $5,000 in damages.

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