A townhouse balcony and a garage at a single-family home burned in separate fires Sunday night in Naperville, leaving the townhouse uninhabitable and the garage with "extensive" damage, authorities said.
Firefighters said a balcony fire at a townhouse on the 2500 block of Durango Lane was started by a charcoal grill.
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Firefighters arriving at the scene about 6 p.m. found fire and heavy smoke coming from the balcony. They brought the fire under control within 10 minutes and prevented flames from spreading into the living space.
Smoke damage, however, spread throughout the entire unit, and city inspectors deemed it uninhabitable until repairs can be made. Damage is estimated at $60,000 to the structure and its contents.
Less than two hours later, a resident of a house in the 30W100 block of Bruce Lane called to report the house's detached garage was on fire.
The first firefighters arrived at 7:49 p.m., one minute after receiving the call, and found the garage fully involved in flames. A total of 24 firefighters responded and brought the fire under control within 10 minutes, containing it to the garage.
Authorities said the cause of the garage fire is under investigation and damage is estimated at $80,000.
No residents or firefighters were injured in either fire.