Firefighters Extinguish Apartment Closet Fire in 1100 Block of W. Ogden Ave.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 4:28 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a notification for an activated fire alarm at a multi-family residential occupancy in the 1100 block of West Ogden Ave. PSAP immediately dispatched a general alarm response; immediately after the dispatch, a resident called PSAP to confirm there was a fire in her unit. A general alarm assignment consists of three engines, two ladder trucks, one heavy rescue squad, two medic units, and two battalion commanders.
Medic 9 and Squad 9 arrived on the scene at 4:31 p.m., where they found a three-story, wood-framed, multi-family residential structure with evacuation in progress but no smoke or fire showing from the structure. First-arriving companies completed a 360-degree survey of the occupancy and received reports of a fire in a second-story unit. Companies on the scene connected to the building’s sprinkler system, which was activated upon fire department arrival. Fire companies found a fire in the closet of a second-floor unit. The fire was brought under control by the sprinkler system, with final extinguishment by fire department personnel within 10 minutes of arrival.
Crews on the scene confirmed that three occupants from the fire unit, one adult and two children, exited the building before NFD’s arrival. Primary and secondary searches were conducted, and no additional occupants were found. Fire crews remained on the scene for 45 minutes to look for any fire extension and assist the occupants. Residents from the occupancy stated they were alerted to the fire by the working fire alarm and smoke detectors and called Naperville PSAP to advise them of the fire.
The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development team. The Warrenville Fire Protection District provided station coverage as well as the Aurora Fire Department. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Naperville Fire Department investigation team. Damages to the home are estimated at $25,000. There were no injuries to any firefighters or residents due to the fire. The fire unit was deemed uninhabitable; however, the rest of the complex was able to be reoccupied.
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