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Naperville firefighters respond to structure fire, minor injuries reported on Eldorado Lane


Naperville Fire Department report structure fire in 2500 block of Eldorado Lane, two minor injuries to firefighters, $200,000 damage estimated, residence uninhabitable. (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 smoke or something suspicious. Be alert by day and by night. Stay safe.) 

At 12:03AM on Saturday, March 30, the Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call for the structure fire in a two story, duplex located in the 2500 block of Eldorado Lane, from a passerby.

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 12:09AM, Truck 10 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire on the second floor at the rear of the residence. Companies on scene deployed an offensive attack, finding the main body of the fire in a second-floor bedroom.

The occupant of the address was not home at the time.

Fire companies ensured all residents were out of the neighboring unit then quickly stretched several hose lines. At approximately 12:30AM, the fire was deemed under control. Fire companies remained on the scene another two hours to ensure all hot spots were extinguished and overhaul was complete.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police and Electric departments. Also, the Bolingbrook, Warrenville, and Plainfield fire departments provided coverage during the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

There were two minor injuries to firefighters on the scene, who were evaluated and released. The main fire occupancy was deemed to be uninhabitable by the Naperville Transportation, Engineering, and Development Team. The blaze is estimated to have caused $200,000 in damage.

Report submitted by Douglas J. Erwin, Division Chief: Emergency Medical Services | Naperville Fire Department.

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