At 10:14 p.m. Sept. 6, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in the house, with an activated fire alarm, at 269 Tower Hill Drive. Firefighters were on the scene by 10:17 and found heavy smoke in the house. The alarm was upgraded at this time. A fire was located in the basement and firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. Firefighters remain on the scene as of the writing of this release completing the fire investigation. Firefighters extinguished the fire, checked for any fire extension and ventilated smoke. There were two occupants at home at the time of the fire. They were asleep when the fire started and were woken by the sound of the fire alarm. One of the occupants made the 911 call. They were able to self-evacuate with their two dogs. There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation however; it is not considered suspicious. Fire loss is estimated at $10,000 to the structure, and contents. The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted by the Geneva, Batavia, Elburn and South Elgin Fire Departments. End.
About the St. Charles Fire Department
The St. Charles Fire Department provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, fire inspection and public education services to the St. Charles, Illinois, community. The Department earned a Class 1 PPC ISO rating and is fully accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. A full-time Department of the City of St. Charles, the St. Charles Fire Department serves the 33,000 residents and 2,100 businesses from three stations within the City. The City of St. Charles is conveniently located 35 miles west of Chicago in Kane and northwestern DuPage Counties. The City is guided by the four driving principles in its Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. Together, these principles create a thriving environment for people who live or visit here, and for businesses to prosper. More at www.stcharlesil.gov, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and LinkedIn.