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.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Damage was contained Saturday afternoon when a fire broke out in an attic in a Highland Avenue home.
An electrical fire Saturday afternoon that started in an attic remains under investigation, according to fire officials. Members of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. responded to the fire at 4:43 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Highland Avenue. Upon arrival, the first crew of firefighters determined a fire had started in an outlet and may still be burning, Lt. Craig Eldridge, the public information officer for the fire company said in a news release issued Sunday morning. Firefighters found the fire was still burning in the attic, above the kitchen, he said. The ceiling was opened and the fire was quickly extinguished before it had the chance to spread. The damage was contained to the ceiling and nobody was injured, Eldridge said. The …
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 …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A sprinkler system put out a house fire quickly Saturday.
A house fire Saturday night on Maple Avenue could have resulted in much more damage were it not for the home’s sprinkler system, a Glen Ellyn fire official said. The fire Saturday in the 300 block of Maple Avenue was contained to the home’s kitchen and extinguished before the Village of Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. even arrived, said Lt. Craig Eldridge, the company’s public information officer. The fire started when a gas stove ignited a coffee maker, he said. The homeowners had just put a pot of water on to boil and were in the back yard when one of the family members noticed flames. The wife called 911 and the husband went back inside the home. As he entered the home, the sprinklers went off. “The fire activated the sprinkler system …
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.