Naperville Fire Department Extinguishes Structure Fire at the 2700 Block of Willow Ridge Dr.
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Naperville, Ill. ~ Naperville, Ill. - In the early hours of Tuesday, July 2, a residential structure fire was reported on the 2700 block of Willow Ridge Dr. The Naperville Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received the call at 3:50 a.m. and immediately dispatched a general alarm assignment.

According to the ECC, a general alarm assignment includes three engines, two ladder trucks, one heavy rescue squad, two medic units, and two battalion commanders. The first arriving companies reached the scene at 3:57 a.m. and reported heavy fire coming from the rear of the home and up through the attic.

Upon arrival, the initial companies conducted a thorough survey of the structure and provided an on-scene report. They also established command and began fire operations. Fortunately, all four individuals who were home at the time of the incident - one male, one female, and two children - were able to safely exit before the fire department arrived.

Due to the intense flames throughout the home and to prevent further spread to nearby structures, fire companies utilized defensive operations with multiple handlines and elevated master streams. As a precautionary measure, the alarm was upgraded to box alarm level which brought additional firefighters to assist at the scene.

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The Naperville Fire Department's UAS (Drone) team was also deployed to aid in locating active and hidden fires within the structure. After 90 minutes of intense firefighting efforts, the blaze was finally brought under control. However, companies remained on site for another three hours to extinguish any remaining spot fires and conduct overhaul operations.

Assisting in this emergency were various departments including Naperville Police Department, Naperville Electric Department, Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, Bolingbrook Fire Department, Downers Grove Fire Department, Warrenville Fire Protection District, and Nicor. Additionally,Wheaton Fire Department, Westmont Fire Department,and Oswego Fire Protection District provided coverage for Naperville's stations during the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Naperville Fire Department's investigations team. Initial estimates suggest damages to the home amount to $800,000. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters during this incident. However, the City's Transportation, Engineering, and Development team has deemed the house uninhabitable.

As the community recovers from this devastating fire, authorities urge residents to take necessary precautions and ensure their homes are equipped with working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. The Naperville Fire Department also reminds citizens to have an emergency plan in place in case of such incidents.

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