Fire leaves Naperville house uninhabitable

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/21/2020 7:08 AM

An early morning fire in the basement of a single-family house in Naperville left the home uninhabitable.

Firefighters were called to the house at 3:09 a.m. on the 1600 block of Gartner Road after residents reported smoke coming from the basement.


Naperville Fire Department officials said firefighters encountered heavy smoke upon entering and it took 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze and another 45 minutes to ventilate the house and extinguish smoldering materials.

The cause is still under investigation.

About 25 firefighters responded to the scene to battle the fire.

No one was injured, fire officials said.

City officials inspected the home and determined it to be uninhabitable.

The occupants were given housing assistance by the American Red Cross.

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