Bartlett fire leaves home uninhabitable; residents escape injury

  • No one was injured but a house on the 200 block of North Chase Avenue in Bartlett was left uninhabitable Monday afternoon by a fire that was fought largely in the basement.

    No one was injured but a house on the 200 block of North Chase Avenue in Bartlett was left uninhabitable Monday afternoon by a fire that was fought largely in the basement. Courtesy of Bartlett Fire Protection District

  • Firefighters are continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze they fought largely in the basement of a house on the 200 block of North Chase Avenue in Bartlett. The home was left uninhabitable.

    Firefighters are continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze they fought largely in the basement of a house on the 200 block of North Chase Avenue in Bartlett. The home was left uninhabitable. Courtesy of Bartlett Fire Protection District

 
 
Updated 5/17/2022 10:32 AM

Firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a Monday afternoon fire that left a house on the 200 block of North Chase Avenue in Bartlett uninhabitable but did not cause injuries.

Fire crews called to the home at 4:24 p.m. arrived four minutes later to be told by the homeowner that the basement was on fire. Firefighters were able to battle the blaze from inside the home while others went to the roof to cut a ventilation hole. The fire was declared under control at 4:40 p.m.

 

There were 22 firefighters on the scene, including crews from Hanover Park and Streamwood that responded through an automatic aid agreement. Bartlett police assisted with traffic and crowd control.

A monetary damage estimate was not immediately available from the Bartlett Fire Protection District.

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