Firefighters Extinguish Structure Fire on the 900 Block of Julian Court

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- At 12:33 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call for the structure fire in a residential garage that was spreading to the attached house on the 900 block of Julian Ct. PSAP immediately dispatched a general alarm response. A general alarm assignment consists of three engines, two ladder trucks, one heavy rescue squad, two medic units, and two battalion commanders.

The first unit arrived on scene at 12:35 a.m., where they found a large two-story, wood-framed, single-family residential structure with heavy fire showing from the attached garage and rapidly spreading to the home. First-arriving companies completed a 360-degree survey of the occupancy, provided an on-scene report, established command, and began fire operations. On-scene companies initiated a defensive operation on the fire due to collapsing areas of the roof and to protect against further fire spread to nearby residential exposures.

Due to the roof collapse and heavy volume of fire, the alarm was upgraded to the box alarm level, which brought additional companies to the scene. Incident command was informed that there were no occupants in the home at the time of the fire, and primary and secondary searches confirmed that there were no occupants. The fire was brought under control within two hours of the initial alarm. Fire crews remained on the scene for another three hours to look for any fire extension, work on remaining hot spots, and protect exposures.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department, the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development team, Naperville Emergency Management, NICOR, Naperville Electric, the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, the Warrenville Fire Protection District, the Downers Grove Fire Department, and the Bolingbrook Fire Department. The Warrenville Fire Protection District, Oswego Fire Protection District, Plainfield Fire Protection District, Westmont Fire Department, and Wheaton Fire Department provided Station coverage for Naperville During the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Naperville Fire Department investigation team along with the DuPage County Task Force. Damages to the home are estimated at over $1 million. There were no injuries to any firefighters or residents due to the fire. The occupancy was deemed uninhabitable.

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