At 8:34 p.m. on Oct. 21, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a kitchen fire at 1907 Moore Avenue. Firefighters were on the scene by 8:39 p.m. and found light smoke in the house. A fire was located in the kitchen and firefighters were able to confirm the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes of arrival. Firefighters then checked for any fire extension, remaining on the scene until 9:53 p.m. to provide ventilation of the smoke and complete the fire investigation.
The occupant of the home made the 911 call and was able to self-evacuate prior to the arrival of the fire department. 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 $25,000 to the structure, and contents. The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted by the Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, West Chicago, and North Aurora Fire Departments.