Thursday, April 11, 2013
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 …
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