Firefighters Extinguish Small Roof Fire in 800 Block of Mill St.
Naperville, Ill. — At 12:09 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2023, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call from an administrator stating smoke was filling the cafeteria of a school located in the 800 block of N. Mill St. 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. The school had approximately 800 students in attendance. All faculty and students were able to safely evacuate prior to the fire department’s arrival.
At 12:14 p.m., the first arriving vehicle arrived on the scene and reported a small fire on the roof. Fire companies ascended to the roof and utilized a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. At 12:20 p.m., the fire was deemed under control. Fire companies remained on the scene for another 15 minutes to ensure there were no hot spots. Once confirmed there were no additional hazards, all students and faculty were able to return to the building.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. Maintenance personnel performing work with a torch unintentionally ignited nearby combustibles. Fire damage was confined to the HVAC unit. 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 $15,000 in damages. The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police.
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