Above / The Naperville Fire Department responded to a Structure Fire 3300 block of Keller Lane, south of Knoch Knolls Road. (PN file photos are used to help flag reports about Naperville Fire Department and Police Department responses to emergency calls, always reminding readers that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Thanks for calling 911 whenever necessary. Be alert by day and by night. Stay safe.)
At 1:39PM on Sat., June 24, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call from a resident reporting the back of their home was on fire. The four individuals who
were home at the time safely evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival. 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 1:46PM, the first vehicle arrived on scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the single-family residence. Fire companies ensured all residents were out of the home and then quickly stretched several hose lines to contain the fire.
Fire companies coordinated both an interior and exterior attack of the fire and brought the blaze under control at 2:10PM. Fire companies remained on the scene for another two hours, performing salvage and overhaul, along with ensuring there were no additional hot spots.
Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. Backfill to the stations was provided by the Bolingbrook, Oswego, Plainfield, and Warrenville Fire Departments.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Two firefighters, one resident treated for heat-related injuries
Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries. One firefighter was released on scene and the other one was transported to Edward Hospital in stable condition.
In addition, one of the residents was treated on scene and released.
The building was deemed to be uninhabitable by the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development Team. The blaze is estimated to have caused over $300,000 in damages.
Report submitted by Daniel Smith, Division Chief, Naperville Fire Department.