Ruptured gas line sparks Naperville house fire

Daily Herald report
Updated 6/1/2020 5:13 PM

No one was injured in a house fire late Sunday on the 1700 block of Rutgers Court in Naperville.

Firefighters were called to the single-story home at 10:32 p.m. and found a fire on the exterior making its way into the home.


Four residents and their two dogs safely got out of the house on the city's southeast side.

Firefighters determined the blaze had been caused by a ruptured natural gas line.

The gas line was crimped to slow the flow of gas into the house as firefighters attacked the blaze that had spread from a crawl space into the home's attic.

It took firefighters roughly an hour to extinguish the blaze once NICOR gas crews were able to shut off the flow of gas into the home.

The house was determined to be uninhabitable. No damage estimate was provided.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the gas line was ruptured.

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