Keller Lane Structure Fire
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 1:39 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call from a resident reporting that the back of their home was on fire. The four individuals who were home at the time safely evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival. 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.
At 1:46 p.m., the first vehicle arrived on scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the single-family residence. Fire companies ensured all residents were out of the home and then quickly stretched several hose lines to contain the fire. Fire companies coordinated both an interior and exterior attack of the fire and brought the blaze under control at 2:10 p.m. Fire companies remained on the scene another two hours performing salvage and overhaul, along with ensuring there were no additional hot spots.
Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. Station coverage was provided by the Bolingbrook, Oswego, Plainfield, and Warrenville Fire Departments. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries. One of those was released on scene and one was transported to Edward Hospital in stable condition. In addition, one of the residents was treated on scene and released. The building was deemed to be uninhabitable by the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development Team. The blaze is estimated to have caused more than $300,000 in damages.
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