Two Elderly Residents Rescued in Victory Parkway Blaze Saturday Morning

Officials were able to rescue two elderly residents from the fire Saturday. They were transported to the hospital and their conditions were unknown. Damage to the home was estimated at $100,000.

UPDATED: DEC. 29, 11:30 a.m.

Two elderly residents, who were trapped in a home during a fire in unincorporated Elmhurst, were rescued and transported to the hospital Saturday morning. Their conditions were unknown, according to officials. 

The fire in the brick ranch home on the 15W600 block of Victory Parkway began in the living room, and two of the three residents inside of the home at the time of the fire became trapped in the rear of the house, said Elmhurst Fire Battalion Chief Tim Mahoney.

The DuPage County Sheriff was the first on the scene, and with the help of the Elmhurst police and Elmhurst firefighters, two elderly residents in the home were rescued, Mahoney said.

The fire call came into the department at 8:25 a.m. and the first responders were on the scene at 8:29, he said. The department dispatched a total of 20 firefighters and six paramedics. Responders from Bensenville and Northlake also were on scene.

The fire, which began in the living room, remains under investigation and fire investigators were still at the scene late Saturday morning. The home was salvageable, but damage is estimated at about $100,000, Mahoney said. 


Original story

Firefighters from the Elmhurst Fire Department remain on the scene of a fire, which broke out earlier this morning at a residence in the 15W500 block of Victory Parkway, according to a fire official. 

The fire call came in after 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Details about the fire are still unknown, though it appeared that two people may have been trapped. Officials had yet to confirm that information.

Check back with Elmhust Patch as we update this story as more information becomes available.

Margaret December 31, 2012 at 07:36 AM
Thank goodness for first responders.


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