Wheaton Home Uninhabitable Following Weekend Blaze

All occupants within the home on Gamon Road were able to safely get out of the home and no one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fire officials have deemed a Wheaton home uninhabitable following a blaze early Sunday, according to a city of Wheaton press release. 

The Wheaton Fire Department responded to 1228 S. Gamon Road in Wheaton at 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of a fire at the single-family home.

When they arrived, crews found an extensive fire in an attached garage of the home, several vehicles were on fire in the driveway and the blaze had already extended to the second floor of the residence, according to the news release. 

Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and brought the main body of fire under control within 20 minutes. Firefighters spent extended periods of time extinguishing the vehicle fires and hot spots within the structure.

All occupants within the home were able to safely get out of the home and no one was injured in the blaze. While an exact damage was not immediately available, the city of Wheaton Building Department has deemed the house to be uninhabitable. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

The Wheaton Fire Department was also assisted on the scene by the Wheaton Police Department and numerous fire departments from neighboring communities.

Source: City of Wheaton press release


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