Above / Earlier this afternoon, a neighbor reported a fire involving a detached garage on Bauer Road. No injuries were reported. (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 seeing something suspicious. Be alert by day and by night. Stay safe.)
At 12:10PM Mon., July 10, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a 911 call from a neighbor reporting a fire involving a detached garage of a single-family home.
A general alarm was dispatched to the reported structure fire. A general alarm assignment consists of three engines, two ladder trucks, one squad, two ambulances, and two shift commanders.
Within five minutes of the initial 911 call, Engine 3 arrived on scene. E3 had smoke and flames coming from the side of a the two-car detached garage and established command.
E3 deployed a hand-line to extinguish the fire on the exterior of the garage. Within 10 minutes of the initial 911 call, command advised that the main body of the fire was extinguished.
Salvage and overhaul were performed on the garage.
The call was quickly reduced to a Full-Still and utilities were notified.
The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the DuPage County Police, Commonwealth Edison, Naperville Electric Department, and DuPage County Planning and Zoning Department. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.
The cause of this fire was due to improper disposal of charcoal from cooking.
Report submitted by Scott A. Salela EMT-P, CFO / Division Chief-Support Services, Naperville Fire Department.