Naperville Fire Department Quickly Extinguishes Condominium Fire

Naperville, Ill. - At 12:56 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, the Naperville Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a notification via its alarm board for the activated fire alarm located at the Winchester Place Condominium complex. Naperville 911 (ECC) dispatched a dual response assignment consisting of two pieces of fire apparatus. At 12:58 a.m., the Naperville ECC received a 911 call reporting a possible structure fire at the address. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a General Alarm consisting of 11 pieces of fire apparatus and 26 personnel, including an Incident Commander and Incident Safety Officer. 

At 1:02 a.m., the first fire suppression vehicle arrived on the scene and found a fire on the exterior of the building. Fire companies deployed a handline to extinguish the fire, performed a calculated search of the building, and ensured the limit of fire spread through overhaul operations. At 1:11 a.m., the incident scene was deemed under control. Fire companies remained on the scene until 2 a.m. to ensure the building was properly secured. Fire loss is estimated at $10,000. 

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. The cause is still under investigation. No civilians or firefighters were injured while operating on the scene.

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