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Naperville Fire Department Quickly Controls Small Kitchen Fire, No Injuries

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Small kitchen fire deemed caused by unattended candle. An alert neighbor’s call to 911 likely prevented more serious damage. (PN file photos are used to help flag stories related to Naperville Police and Fire Department responses to investigations and emergency calls, always reminding readers that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Thanks always for calling 911 whenever necessary to report something that seems suspicious or unsafe. Be alert by day and by night. Stay safe.) 

At 1:54PM hours on Sunday May 26, Naperville’s Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 911 call from a resident who saw smoke coming from their neighbor’s home.

The ECC immediately 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.

While companies were enroute, police officers on the scene reported seeing flames in the kitchen.

At 1:59PM, the first unit arrived on the scene in the 2800 block of Ledgestone Drive and found a small kitchen fire in the two-story townhome.

Crews promptly forced entry into the home and utilized an extinguisher to put out the fire.

At 2:02PM, the fire was deemed under control. Fire companies remained on the scene another 15 minutes to ensure all hot spots were full extinguished.

The cause of the fire was determined to be an unattended candle. No one was home at the time of the incident. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported among firefighters.

The fire caused an estimated $5,000 in damages, but the building was remains habitable. The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police department.

Report submitted by Daniel Smith, Division Chief – Operations, Naperville Fire Department | 1380 Aurora Ave.

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