Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A single family home in Wheaton was returned to its owners Monday night after a fire on the first floor.
No one was injured in a fire at a Wheaton home Monday night, officials said. The Wheaton Fire Department responded to an unoccupied home at 1383 E. Shady Lane in the northeast area of Wheaton around 7:45 p.m. Monday. Crews brought the fire on the first floor of the home under control within about 15 minutes, according to a news release from the fire department. The basement and second floor sustained water and smoke damage. According to a dispatch report around 8:52 p.m. Monday, the fire was in the back in the back of the house. The building was turned back over to the property owner Monday night. Officials from the Wheaton Fire Department and the DuPage County Fire Investigation Taskforce are conducting an investigation as the cause of …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
One occupant evacuated safely from a fire in a single family home in unincorporated Glen Ellyn.
No one was injured in a fire at a single family home in the 600 block of Newton Avenue in unincorporated Glen Ellyn Tuesday afternoon, Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company officials said in a news release. Fire officials responded to the scene about 1:30 p.m., where fire was coming out of two windows. One person evacuated the home safely. No fire officials sustained injures. The fire caused significant damage to the one story home and is currently under investigation, according to the release. Glenside, Wheaton, York Center, Winfield, West Chicago and Carol Stream fire officials assisted Glen Ellyn.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Officials close Newton Avenue at North Avenue in unincorporated Glen Ellyn due to a house fire
Newton Avenue at North Avenue in unincorporated Glen Ellyn is closed for a house fire in the north 600 block of Newton Avenue, DuPage County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Officials said it is unknown how long lanes will be closed. Patch will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Glen Ellyn Fire Officials responded to a fire Monday morning in the 200 block of Newton Avenue. Officials said family and friends were assisting the family.
A house fire on Newton Avenue Monday morning has left a home uninhabitable but caused no injuries, fire officials said. The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. responded to the fire in the 200 block of Newton Avenue at 7:03 a.m. and Chief Jeff Bucola was first to arrive. Upon arrival Bucola found flames showing through the roof of the residence, said Craig Eldridge, public information officer for the fire company. Crews from Glenside, Wheaton and York Center all helped the fire company put out the fire quickly, Eldridge said. Residents were able to safely evacuate and there were no injuries to the residents or fire fighters, he said. In addition, crews from Lombard, Carol Stream and Lisle-Woodridge helped provide station coverage as crews …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Firefighters responded to a fire late Friday afternoon in the 100 block of Park Boulevard.
A fire in a single-family home Friday afternoon remains under investigation, according to fire officials. Officials report there were no injuries in the fire, which took place in a home in the 100 block of Park Boulevard. The structure fire was reported at 4:48 p.m. and upon arrival members of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. found a home full of smoke and a fire burning inside one of the bedrooms, Craig Eldridge, public information officer for the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. said in a news release. The fire was quickly extinguished and the smoke was cleared, he said. The fire caused significant damage to a bedroom and the hallway. No one was injured as a result of the fire and the residents were able to evacuate the home safely. The …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Last summer the Micklo family lost everything. After the community helped put them back on their feet, they couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
A year ago, the Micklo family awoke to a nightmare. They woke to the sound of their fire alarm in the early morning hours; smoke funneling up the staircase of the Glen Ellyn home. All they had time to do was get everyone out, including the family dog. . That morning the Micklos and their neighbors watched as the family's home at 555 Dawes St. went up in flames and did the same a couple days later as crews came to sweep away what little was left. "When we got out we had no idea we would lose everything, we just had what we'd been sleeping in," said Kevin Micklo. "Our heads were spinning and we were just trying to figure out what was going on." With the house gone and the family in disrepair, the community sprung into action. Within days of …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Fire officials say no one was injured during Saturday's fires.
This weekend two house fires broke out on Saturday, June 16, causing multiple fire district units to assist in battling the blazes. According to fire officials, no one was injured during the two separate fires. The first fire occured around 4:50 p.m. at a duplex in the 1100 block of Heather Lane. Neighbors said the homeowners were home at the time of the blaze but were able to make it out safely. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and under invesitgation, said Lombard Fire Department Assistant Chief Jerry Howell. The second fire occured around 9:49 p.m. on Stacy Court in unincorporated Glen Ellyn at a single-family home. The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department said the first responders reported heavy smoke and fire coming …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
This was the second fire crews responded to in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, June 16.
The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department responded to a single-family house fire on Stacy Court at 9:49 p.m. Saturday, June 16. According to a statement from the fire department, the first responders reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure. The fire department called for backup and units from 11 surrounding towns responded to the fire. At least 40 firefighters were on the scene until 1 a.m. Sunday, June 17, according to Craig Eldridge, spokesperson, Lt. for the fire department. Eldridge said the home sustained "heavy damage" and no injuries were reported. Eldridge did not state if the homeowners were home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. For all the latest news follow Glen …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Lombard Fire Department assistant chief says no injuries were reported.
Multiple fire districts responded to a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Heather Lane at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, June 16. According to neighbors, the homeowners were home when the fire broke out and were able to make it out safely. Lombard Fire Department Assistant Chief Jerry Howell could not confirm if anyone was home during the fire but did say no injuries were reported. According to Howell, the fire originated in the back of the structure and may have started outside of the home. A majority of the damage is located in the back of the one unit, while the other duplex unit has smoke damage, said Howell. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and under investigation. For all the latest news follow Glen Ellyn Patch on Facebook.
Monday, February 13, 2012
No injuries were reported in this morning's fire near Roosevelt Road and Main Street in Wheaton.
A chimney fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning in the 100 block of Roosevelt Road. It's unclear if anyone was home during the time of the fire but no injuries were reported and the home did not sustain any damages. Officials from the Wheaton city building department are on the scene examining the home that has just been turned over to the homeowners. Stay tuned to Patch for more details as they become available.