Naperville: Structure Fire in the 300 Block of North Avenue
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NAPERVILLE, Ill. ~ At 4:47 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, Naperville's Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call for a smoke investigation at a residential structure in the 300 block of North Avenue. In response, two engines, one truck company, one medic company and two battalion commanders were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival at 4:52 a.m., Engine 1 found a two-story, balloon-framed, multi-tenant residential structure with fire showing from the front of the building on the second floor and upgraded the response to a general alarm. This included three engines, two ladder trucks, one heavy rescue squad, two medic units and two battalion commanders.

Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior attack on the fire and confined it to the second floor. Seven occupants were found; one was rescued by firefighters and cleared from the building while the rest self-evacuated upon their arrival. The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes of arrival and primary and secondary searches were conducted with no additional occupants found. Fire crews remained on scene for an additional 60 minutes performing overhaul and salvage operations.

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The Naperville Fire Department was assisted by Naperville Police Department; Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development team; NICOR; Naperville Electric Department; American Red Cross; Wheaton Fire Protection District; and Warrenville Fire Protection District who provided Station Coverage for the duration of the incident. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation with no injuries reported to occupants or firefighters. The building unit was deemed uninhabitable by Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development Department.

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