Naperville: Structure Fire in the 3400 Block of Caine Drive
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NAPERVILLE, Ill. ~ On Wednesday, May 17th at 12:24 p.m., Naperville's Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a call from a resident in a single-family home stating they smelled smoke and their smoke detectors were going off in the basement. In response, Naperville 911 dispatched 11 pieces of fire apparatus and 25 personnel, including an incident commander and incident safety officer, to the reported address. Upon arrival at 12:31 p.m., firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the basement and proceeded to search for the fire. After deploying additional handlines to contain secondary fires, the blaze was deemed under control at 12:54 p.m. Fire companies remained on scene for another hour to ensure all hot spots were extinguished.

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The Naperville Fire Department was assisted by the Naperville Police, Naperville Electric and Nicor. The cause of the fire is still under investigation; however, it is estimated to have caused $150,000 in damage and displaced four residents who were home at the time of the incident but had safely evacuated prior to firefighters' arrival. Fortunately, there were no injuries to any occupants or firefighters while operating on scene. The building was deemed uninhabitable by the Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development Team.

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