Sprinklers extinguish fire in unoccupied Streamwood home
A fire that started in the basement of an unoccupied Streamwood home Saturday didn't cause serious damage thanks to the sprinkler system, officials said.
Streamwood fire crews responded to the home on Moraine Court around 5 p.m. but found only light smoke coming from a basement window, according to a news release.
Officials said the fire was extinguished by the automatic sprinkler system so the damage to the home was minimal. Upon inspection, officials determined the fire had been started by a lithium battery pack that malfunctioned while being charged, the release said.
The village of Streamwood has required fire sprinklers installed in all new homes since 2002.