Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The home just southwest of Elmhurst was vacant at the time. DuPage County investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze.
A home on the 1S500 block of Halsey Road in Oakbrook Terrace, just southwest of Elmhurst, caught fire at around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning and burned through the early morning, the Doings Oak Brook reports. According to the paper, the two-story wooden home was vacant at the time and nobody was hurt in the fire. DuPage County investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze. “The fire took about 2 1/2 hours to suppress,” Oakbrook Terrace Fire Prevention District chief Ralph DeLuca, Jr. told the paper. “The damage was easily the value of the residence; it was extensive.” Read the full story at the Doings Oak Brook website.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
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 …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The homeowners, who were home when their 1927 house was struck by lightning, were not injured.
A home at the corner of Third and Oak streets caught fire Saturday afternoon after it was struck by lightning. Marty and Suzanne Battistoni were in the basement of their home at 223 S. Oak St. shortly after 4 p.m. when they heard a loud "pop," as she described it. "We didn't know it was on fire because we were in the basement," Suzanne said. "We still had power except for one light that blew in the basement. It was the loudest pop I've ever heard. It shook the house." She ran upstairs to try to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher after she saw smoke coming from the second floor, she said. Marty immediately called 911. "I saw the smoke. It was coming through the medicine cabinet, through the wall," she said. "It was pretty smokey up …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
News sources say the fire occurred in a ranch-style home north of Summit and Roosevelt.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Multiple news sources are reporting that four people have died in a house fire early Tuesday morning in unincorporated Villa Park, just north of the intersection of Summit and Roosevelt Road. The Daily Herald is reporting the building is a single family home. The cause of the fire is not yet known, and officials are still on the scene. Chicago Sun-Times is reporting the fire broke out at 7:25 a.m., and the DuPage County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that one adult and three children were found deceased in the home. Villa Park Fire Department is the lead investigating unit, and Elmhurst fire department assisted in putting out the blaze, Elmhurst Fire Department Spokesperson Lauren Wulf said. Hinsdale Fire Department did not respond, but …