Winchester Court Fire

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — At 1:23 p.m. on Monday, July 8, the Naperville Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call about a fire in a residential structure located on the 1300 block of Winchester Court. The Naperville ECC immediately dispatched a general alarm assignment consisting of three engines, two ladder trucks, one heavy rescue squad, two medic units, and two battalion commanders. At 1:26 p.m., the first fire suppression companies arrived on the scene and reported smoke visible from the open front door.Initial arriving companies completed a 360-degree survey of the structure, provided an on-scene report, established command, and began fire operations. Two individuals were home at the time of the incident; they were able to exit the home before the fire department arrived.

Fire companies immediately began offensive fire operations, including deploying handlines and initiating interior primary search. Crews overhauled the fire building to ensure fire spread was limited and no adjoining structures were damaged as a result of the fire. The fire was controlled within 20 minutes, and companies remained on the scene for an hour to ensure the residence was secured.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Electric Department. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, Aurora Fire Department, Warrenville Fire Protection District, and Plainfield Fire Department provided station coverage during the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Naperville Fire Department's Fire Investigation Team. Damage to the home is estimated at $400,000 and the home was deemed uninhabitable.There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

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