No one was injured in a fire at a Wheaton home around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. According to a press release, the responded to a call at at 876 Tara Court at 2:43 p.m., where crews found "heavy fire" in the attic. The home is now uninhabitable, according to the Daily Herald.
The house sustained heavy fire damage to the attic and second floor, and the entire house sustained water damage, according to the release. The one person and two pets inside the house were able to get out before the fire department arrived.
Thirty-six fire units and six medical units responded to the fire, with a total of approximately 75 firefighters responding. Approximately 13 other fire departments, the and a representative of the Building and Code Enforcement Department assisted with this incident. The fire was under control at 5:30 p.m., according to the Daily Herald.
In spite of the 101-degree temperature, there were no reported injuries to any of the firefighters, since crews were rotated out of the fire ground on a regular basis.
The DuPage County Fire Investigation Team was dispatched to the scene in order to investigate the cause of the fire. The cause is currently undetermined and is still under investigation. There is no damage estimate at this time.