Structure Fire in the 1300 Block of Cantigny Ct.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 5:57 a.m. on Friday April 28, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call for the possible structure fire at the residential occupancy in the 1300 block of Cantigny 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. Engine 2 arrived on the scene at 6:03 a.m., where they found a two-story, wood-framed, single-family residential structure with light smoke showing from the structure. First-arriving companies completed a 360-degree survey of the occupancy and found a small fire on the rear of the home’s exterior. Companies on the scene deployed a hose line to the rear of the building. They rapidly attacked the fire, bringing it under control and beginning overhaul and salvage operations within five minutes of arrival. Crews on the scene confirmed that two occupants and one dog had evacuated the house before NFD’s arrival. Primary and secondary searches were conducted, and no additional occupants were found. Fire crews remained on the scene for 60 minutes to look for any fire extension and assist the homeowners. 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, The Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development team, NICOR, the Naperville Electric Department, and the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation but is believed to have originated from an outside fire pit. Damages to the home are estimated at $15,000. There were no injuries to any firefighters or residents due to the fire. The home was deemed habitable, and residents were returned to their occupancy.

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