Above / Still under investigation, Friday night’s structure fire in the 1100 block of Tuscany Lane in south Naperville reportedly caused an estimated $100,000 in damages. (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 8:31PM on Fri., Feb. 2, Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call from a resident on Tuscany Lane who had just returned home to find their house full of smoke.
Naperville 911(PSAP) dispatched a full still alarm assignment consisting of six pieces of fire apparatus and 13 personnel including an Incident Commander and Incident Safety Officer to the reported address.
Based off the caller’s observations, the incident was upgraded to a general alarm shortly after being dispatched bringing an additional, engine, truck, squad, and medic, for a total of 24 personnel to the scene.
At 8:37PM, the first arriving vehicle arrived on scene and found heavy black smoke coming from the garage door of the two-story single-family residence.
Fire companies ensured all residents were out of the home and then quickly stretched a hose line to contain the fire. As the firefighters made their way inside the house, they encountered a large volume of fire in the kitchen.
Crews conducted an aggressive interior attack on the fire and at 8:49PM, it was deemed under control. Fire companies remained on the scene another 30 minutes to ensure all hot spots were extinguished.
The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department. The cause is fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries to any occupants or firefighters while operating on scene.
The building was deemed to be uninhabitable by the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development Team. The blaze is estimated to have caused $100,000 in damages.
Report submitted by Daniel Smith, Division Chief – Operations, Naperville Fire Department.