Fire at Saganashkee Lane Townhome

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 4:41 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call about smoke coming from an appliance in a two-story, multifamily townhome home located in the 2900 Block of Saganashkee Lane. Naperville 911 (PSAP) dispatched six pieces of fire apparatus and 13 personnel, including an incident commander and incident safety officer, to the reported address.

At 4:45 p.m., Engine 6 arrived on scene and found nothing showing from the exterior of the residence. Investigation of the interior showed smoke conditions increasing in the residence from the area of the laundry room. Flames were also noted in that room. The residence was evacuated prior to the Fire Department's arrival, and a general alarm assignment was requested to bring an additional four pieces of fire apparatus to the scene with an additional nine personnel. A single 1 3/4-inch handline was used to extinguish the fire. The fire was brought under control by the Naperville Fire Department within 10 minutes of the arrival of the first unit.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police and Electric department and Nicor. The Naperville Department of Public Works assisted in salting the icy road. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at the time of this news release.

There were no injuries to residents or firefighters while operating on scene. The residence where the fire occurred was deemed uninhabitable because the gas needed to be shut off. The fire is estimated to have caused $25,000 in damages.

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