Structure Fire in the 300 Block of Julian Street

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 12 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call for the structure fire in a three-story, single-family home located in the 300 Block of Julian Street. 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 12:04 a.m., Naperville Engine 1 arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from the residence with fire in the wall of the chimney on the first floor. Fire companies ensured all residents were out of the home and quickly stretched several hose lines to contain the fire. During the interior search, fire was also found in the basement of the residence. At 1:04 a.m., the fire was deemed under control by Battalion 1. Fire companies remained on the scene another hour to ensure all hot spots were extinguished.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted by the Plainfield Fire Department, Westmont Fire Department, and Bolingbrook Fire Department for station coverage. Naperville Police; Naperville Emergency Management (NEMA); Naperville Electric; the Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) department; and Nicor also responded.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries to any occupants or firefighters while operating on scene. The building was deemed to be uninhabitable by the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development Team. The fire is estimated to have caused $150,000 in damages.

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