At 3:50 am on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to Silverado at 4058 E. Main St. for a report of a fire in a resident’s room. Firefighters were on the scene by 3:55 a.m. and found there had been fire and smoke in a wall heater. At the time of arrival, no fire was evident due to a Silverado staff member discharging a dry chemical, ABC type extinguisher into the area of the wall heater. The smoke was contained to the resident’s room and hallway. The resident of the affected room was evacuated by Silverado staff. Fire department personnel assisted Silverado staff with evacuating residents from the affected portion of the facility. Silverado residents and staff were evaluated by paramedics and cleared on the scene with no medical complaints or issues.
The structure was checked for any fire extension and the smoke was ventilated from the area. The building was returned to the Silverado staff by 5:10 a.m. The fire loss is estimated at $7,000 and the facility is still habitable. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.
The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted by the Geneva, Batavia, West Chicago, Elburn, Fermi Lab, and North Aurora Fire Departments.