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Structure Fire Jan. 18

500 Block of Pheasant Trail

At 10:21 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, the St. Charles Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in a townhome located in the 500 block of Pheasant Trail. The first unit arrived on scene five minutes later and reported an active fire on a second-floor deck that had extended up the vinyl siding on the rear of the building. The townhome and adjoining residence were searched and confirmed all occupants where safe outside the building. The majority of the exterior fire was extinguished by the first arriving fire companies within three minutes of their arrival.

Structure Fire

1565 Independence Ct., St. Charles

The St. Charles Fire Department responded to a single-family home at 1565 Independence Court at approximately 10:46 am on Friday, October 21, 2022 for a report of fire in a residence. The first St. Charles fire unit arrived on the scene in less than four minutes and found moderate fire in the attic space above the attached garage. The firefighters worked to bring the fire under control in approximately ten minutes. The fire was contained to the residence and caused approximately $35,000 in damage to the structure and contents of the home. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

St. Charles Fire Department is Offering Smoke Detectors for Older Adults in St. Charles

Mature adults 65 and older are three times more likely to die in a house fire than younger adults. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of serious consequences by fire in half. The St. Charles Fire Department is partnering with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to increase senior safety by providing smoke detectors in homes of older adults living within the City of St. Charles.

In addition to free smoke detectors, the St. Charles Fire Department also is offering these services to City of St. Charles seniors:

Senior Fire Safety Program Offers Free Smoke Detectors

From the St. Charles Fire Department

Mature adults 65 and older are three times more likely to die in house fires than younger adults. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of a serious consequence by fire in half. Do you or your loved one’s age 65 and older have working smoke alarms?

The St. Charles Fire Department is partnering with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to increase senior safety by providing smoke detectors in homes of older adults living within the City of St. Charles.

Hydrant Flow Testing

St. Charles, Ill. (September 28, 2022) – The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting Hydrant Flow Testing at 2900 Dukane Drive on Wednesday October 5, 2022.  The test will begin at approximately 8:00 A.M. and finish by 9:00 A.M. the same day. 

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