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Structure Fire at 4058 E. Main Street

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 Hydrant Flow Testing Oct. 28

345 Kautz Road and 235 Randall Road

The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting fire hydrant flow testing at 345 Kautz Road and 235 Randall Road on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The test will begin at approximately 1:30 P.M. and finish by 3:30 P.M. the same day. Residents may experience rust in the water during or immediately after the testing procedure. The water is safe; however you may want to refrain from doing laundry until the water is clear.

Structure Fire at 608 S. 4th Avenue

At 3:07 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2020, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to 608 S. 4th Avenue for a report of smoke inside a single-family home. Firefighters were on the scene by 3:11 p.m. Firefighters were able to determine that the fire was in the structural framing behind the fireplace. Exterior siding and sheathing were removed to access and extinguish the fire.

Social Worker Supports Our Police & Fire Departments

When police officers or firefighters respond to a call and arrive at the scene, they often find that the situation requires additional professional assistance. Sometimes it’s clear that crisis intervention services for traumatized victims, mental illness, or other issues are desperately needed. That’s when the expertise of Sandra Rincon, the St. Charles Police Social Worker comes in.

Water Flow Test

Fire Department

The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting a water flow test at 316 Cedar Street on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The test will begin at approximately 09:00 AM. and finish by 10:00 A.M. the same day. Residents may experience rust in the water during or immediately after the testing procedure. The water is safe; however you may want to refrain from doing laundry until the water is clear.

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