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At 10:54PM on Wednesday evening Jan. 30, 2019, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from the resident in the 1100 block of Nashua Drive reporting smoke on the first-floor kitchen and the second-floor bathroom.

Naperville 911(PSAP) dispatched a General Alarm assignment to the reported address which brought 11 pieces of fire apparatus and 25 fire personnel to the scene.

The first fire department units arrived on scene at 11:02PM. The occupants of the residence safely evacuated the home.

The first-in fire officer located a fire in the first-floor kitchen ceiling. A hose line was deployed to the first floor to extinguish the fire. The fire was confined to the area of origin.

Upon the arrival of additional fire companies, salvage and overhaul operations were performed, a positive water supply was secured.

No civilian injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is determined to be accidental due to attempts to defrost frozen water pipes in the wall with a heat gun. The home was deemed habitable for occupancy.

Homeowners are reminded to use extreme caution when attempting to defrost frozen water pipes in the home.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. The Warrenville Fire Protection District provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.


11:46AM, Jan. 31 / Naperville Fire Department responds to structure fire on 1000 block Heritage Hill Drive Thursday morning, no additional medical attention required

At 11:46 AM on Thursday morning, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a fire alarm activation on the alarm board for the three story multi-family residence in the 1000 block of Heritage Hill Drive.

Naperville 911(PSAP) dispatched 1 Engine, 1 Truck and 1 Rescue vehicle to the scene. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a General Alarm assignment following additional 911 calls from tenants at that location reporting a fire in the third-floor apartment. The General Alarm assignment brought 11 pieces of fire apparatus and 25 fire personnel to the scene.

The first fire department units arrived on scene at 11:50AM, within 4 minutes of the initial call. When fire personnel entered the third-floor apartment they located a fire in a bedroom. A hose line was advanced into
the third-floor apartment to extinguish the fire. Additional fire companies arrived on the scene completed a search for victims, salvage and overhaul operations and ventilation of smoke from the apartment. The apartments directly below the fire-floor apartments had minor water damage and was deemed habitable.

All residents exited their apartments prior to the arrival of the fire department. An inspector from Naperville’s Transportation Engineering and Development (TED) was also notified. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Two residents were evaluated for injuries and did not require further medical attention.

The third-floor apartment unit was deemed uninhabitable due to smoke, fire and water damage.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. The Aurora Fire Department, Wheaton Fire Department and the Warrenville Fire Protection District provided coverage for Naperville fire stations during this incident. There were no injuries to firefighters on the scene.

Reports submitted by Thomas Moran, Bureau Chief, Naperville Fire Department.