Thursday, April 11, 2013
Officials say two fires within blocks of each other Thursday were not started intentionally, nor were they related.
Investigators do not believe anyone intentionally started the two fires within blocks of each other in Wheaton Thursday morning, or that the two fires were related, according to a news release from the Wheaton Fire Department. A small fire broke out about 7 a.m. in a science storage room at Wheaton North High School just before students started first period. The school's sprinkler system activated and stopped the fire. Students were evacuated to the stadium and returned to classes later Thursday morning. A fire started about 7:10 a.m. a few blocks away from the school at a vacant house at 25W330 Armbrust Ave. According to the release, "While the exact causes of each fire remain undetermined, the fire investigators do not believe at this …
A fire at a two-story home near Wheaton North High School Thursday is under investigation.
Updated 10:55 a.m. No one was hospitalized after a heavy fire at a vacant two-story house at 25W330 Armbrust Avenue in Wheaton Thursday morning, officials said. Crews brought the fire under control within about an hour, according to a news release from the Wheaton Fire Department. The fire, which started about 7:10 a.m. Thursday, is still under investigation. Officials said the origin and cause of the fire are undetermined. The house is just a few blocks away from Wheaton North High School, where officials are also investigating a fire that started in a science store room before students got to class Thursday morning. According to the release from the fire department, "At this time, the cause of both fires is undetermined, and they are …
Small fire began in one of the school's science store rooms.
Updated 10:54 a.m. Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information from District 200 and the Wheaton Fire Department. No injuries were reported when a small fire broke out at Wheaton North High School Thursday morning. According to District 200 spokeswoman Erica Loiacono, the fire began in a science storeroom before students arrived. Wheaton Firefighters were on the scene before students arrived to classes, she said. According to a news release from the Wheaton Fire Department, the fire started about 7 a.m. The school's sprinkler system did activate and stopped the fire, but water did make its way out to the school's hallway, Loiacono said. Classes in that area of the school will be moved for the day, she said. All …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A single family home in Wheaton was returned to its owners Monday night after a fire on the first floor.
No one was injured in a fire at a Wheaton home Monday night, officials said. The Wheaton Fire Department responded to an unoccupied home at 1383 E. Shady Lane in the northeast area of Wheaton around 7:45 p.m. Monday. Crews brought the fire on the first floor of the home under control within about 15 minutes, according to a news release from the fire department. The basement and second floor sustained water and smoke damage. According to a dispatch report around 8:52 p.m. Monday, the fire was in the back in the back of the house. The building was turned back over to the property owner Monday night. Officials from the Wheaton Fire Department and the DuPage County Fire Investigation Taskforce are conducting an investigation as the cause of …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Fire officials say an accidental house fire Monday morning may have started because of an unattended candle.
Updated 4:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 A woman was treated and released with a minor injury after a fire in her Wheaton home Monday morning, fire officials said. The Wheaton Fire Department responded to the scene at 1232 E. Oxford Ln. around 9:30 a.m. Monday and controlled the fire within minutes, according to the fire department. The fire started in a bedroom on the second story of the home. The home is now uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage, officials said. One resident was home at the time of the fire. She was able to leave without injuries. The cause of the fire is deemed accidental and appears to have been related to an unattended candle, officials said. Like Wheaton Patch on Facebook
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A home is uninhabitable after a 3 a.m. fire that investigators believe started near the fireplace.
No one was hurt in a fire in the basement of a Wheaton townhome Wednesday at 1147 E. Rhodes Ct., according to a press release from the Wheaton Fire Department. Fire crews responded to the fire about 3 a.m. and were able to control it within 15 minutes, according to the release. The home was occupied at the time. All occupants exited safely. The residence is one of four units in the building and all other occupants evacuated without incident. The fire was confined to the original unit, which sustained "considerable damage" to the basement and a portion of the first floor. The adjoining units were temporarily affected by smoke conditions, according to the release. Let Patch save you time. Get stories delivered to your inbox—sign up for our…
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Lombard Fire Department assistant chief says no injuries were reported.
Multiple fire districts responded to a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Heather Lane at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, June 16. According to neighbors, the homeowners were home when the fire broke out and were able to make it out safely. Lombard Fire Department Assistant Chief Jerry Howell could not confirm if anyone was home during the fire but did say no injuries were reported. According to Howell, the fire originated in the back of the structure and may have started outside of the home. A majority of the damage is located in the back of the one unit, while the other duplex unit has smoke damage, said Howell. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and under investigation. For all the latest news follow Glen Ellyn Patch on Facebook.
Monday, February 13, 2012
No injuries were reported in this morning's fire near Roosevelt Road and Main Street in Wheaton.
A chimney fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning in the 100 block of Roosevelt Road. It's unclear if anyone was home during the time of the fire but no injuries were reported and the home did not sustain any damages. Officials from the Wheaton city building department are on the scene examining the home that has just been turned over to the homeowners. Stay tuned to Patch for more details as they become available.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Homeowners face fireplace condemnation after faulty installation 30 years ago results in fires.
The City of Wheaton will condemn more than 100 fireplaces in the Briarcliffe Knolls condos after the defective equipment caused two fires there. According to an engineering report conducted after the fires in the 800 block of Farnham Lane and the 1400 block of Johnstown Court, the fireplaces in the Knolls condos were installed in violation of city code. The fire in the 1400 block of Johnstown Court occurred in March 2011. According to a release from the Wheaton Fire Department, the fire started in the attic and spread through the building’s floors and walls. The fire in the 800 block of Farnham Lane occurred in November 2010. The two-story building sustained smoke and water damage on the first and second floors, and fire damage in the …
Monday, April 25, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for April 25.
Here's a look at the news happening around you: — Benet Alum Wins Pulitzer — A Night With the Guardian Angels — Unattended Cooking Causes Batavia Apartment Fire, Resident Rescued From Second Floor — Randall and McKee Crash Injures Two, Extrication Required — Acting Couple Moves From L.A. to La Grange