At 12:48 this afternoon, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported apartment fire on the top floor of the Surrey Hill Apartment building, 201 N. Tyler Road.
While in route, firefighters were notified that a police officer had arrived and confirmed visible fire on the fourth floor. Firefighters arrived at 12:50 and found fire showing from the fourth floor balconies of two apartment units. Some of the occupants of the building were evacuating and being assisted by police officers and some were sheltered in place as firefighters were able to rapidly contain and extinguish the fire. No one was at home in the apartment where the fire started. The fire was contained to the balconies and exterior roof overhangs. There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters as a result of fire activities. In an unrelated incident, one of the residents of the apartment building was examined by paramedics after a fall on the sidewalk remote from the fire area. The resident refused transport to the hospital. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Fire loss is estimated at $10,000.
The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted by the Geneva, Batavia, Elburn and West Chicago Fire Departments at the scene. The North Aurora and Fermi Lab Fire Departments filled in vacant St. Charles Fire Stations.