Firefighters were busy this Thanksgiving weekend, responding to a number of fire calls.
In Aurora, Montgomery, Naperville, and Oswego, fire calls were made, though, a couple of the calls were unfounded.
About $250,000 in damage is estimated after a fire occurred at a residence on Aurora's West-side, Saturday. Firefighters were called around 12:21 a.m. to the 1000 block of Almond Drive where a two-story wood frame single family residence with heavy fire was showing from the attached garage.
Officials say all residents were able to safely evacuate the house, prior to the arrival of fire crews.
Firefighters responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the blaze. There were no injuries, but the house was deemed uninhabitable and six people were displaced. Victim Services was called out to assist the residents with temporary housing.
A cause of the fire is under investigation. Meanwhile, Aurora Twp. Fire officials say that a structure fire call to the 1300 block of Park Dr. in Montgomery on Saturday resulted in mostly smoke damage to the interior of a home and external fire damage, after a chimney fire burned the side of the residence.
Dispatch logs show departments responded on Saturday around 9:45 p.m. Aurora Twp. Fire officials told WSPY that creosote that had not been tended to in the chimney caught fire. There were no injuries reported but the home was deemed uninhabitable, primarily due to smoke damage.
Oswego Fire took two fire calls on Saturday, both of which were unfounded. Firefighters responded to the 1700 block of Timber Lane Dr. in Montgomery at 8:26 p.m., where the call was just a chimney with a fire contained for proper use. Another call was to the 500 block of Litchfield Way in Oswego at 9:16 p.m. where a resident was frying a turkey. Oswego Fire officials told WSPY there was no fire damage that occurred.
Naperville firefighters dealt with a more severe situation on Sunday. One person was rescued and hospitalized following a residential fire and several occupants and Naperville Police officers were also evaluated. Fire officials additionally say several pets were rescued but one was not accounted for.
That fire occurred in the 800 block of N. Main St., around 9:43 a.m. on Sunday morning. The first unit arrived on scene at 9:46 a.m. and reported smoke showing throughout the split-level residence. Heavy smoke was found throughout the home and fire was located in the basement of the structure.
Naperville Police reported that two people had evacuated the home and that one person was still inside. Officials say police and fire suppression units quickly rescued and removed the one occupant from the first floor of the home. The individual, who was not identified, was taken by an ambulance to a local hospital.
Two occupants and three police officers were evaluated on scene and were released with no injuries reported. Officials say the building was deemed uninhabitable and the fire is currently under investigation.
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