House Fire on Geneva's East Side Is 6th Structure Fire Since July 29

House Fire on Geneva’s East Side Is 6th Structure Fire Since July 29

One person was injured after a house was damaged by a fire Aug. 30 at 220 Kansas St. on Geneva’s east side.

This is the sixth structure fire in Geneva or St. Charles since July 29.

The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to the incident at about 8:03 p.m. after a neighbor spotted the fire and called 911. As engines arrived on the scene, smoke was coming from the east side of the single-family home, and flames were visible from the front window. Firefighters found the homeowner outside the front door with burn injuries.

Firefighters initiated an interior attack and brought the fire under control in about 20 minutes. The homeowner was transported by ambulance to Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home sustained fire and heat damage in the kitchen and smoke damage throughout the structure. Damage estimates still are being compiled, but the house has been deemed uninhabitable at this time.

Firefighters from Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn and the West Chicago fire departments assisted Geneva at the scene. The Fermilab and North Aurora fire departments provided backup at the Geneva fire stations during the call.

Additional support was given by the Geneva Emergency Management Agency, Geneva Police Department and the Geneva Public Works Department.

SOURCE: city of Geneva news release

6th Fire Since July 29

The Geneva house fire is the sixth in Geneva or St. Charles in 34 days.

On July 29, St. Charles firefighters battled a garage fire at 409 McKinley St. in which the body of Frank Nezrick, Jr., 80, was found. Nezrick was the resident of the home. Fire loss in the McKinley Street fire was estimated at $100,000.

On July 31, the St. Charles Fire Department and 18 others joined forces to fight a box-alarm garage fire at 314 Indiana St. The Indiana Street fire spread to three vehicles, two houses, a neighbor’s garage, causing about $385,000 to the structures, vehicles and contents, according to a St. Charles Fire Department news release.

On Aug. 10, a detached garage was severely damaged by fire at 1022 Geneva Drive on Geneva’s east side. No one was injured from the fire.

On Aug. 14, a large storage barn was severely damaged by a fire at 37W260 Kaneville Road in unincorporated Geneva Township near Geneva’s west side. Firefighters from Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn, West Chicago, Fermilab and the North Aurora fire departments assisted Geneva at the scene. The South Elgin and Winfield fire departments filled in the Geneva fire stations during the call.

On Aug. 21, a total of eight fire departments responded to a box-alarm fire at the Norris Recreation Center building attached to St. Charles East High School. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and fire loss is estimated at $250,000 to the structure and contents.

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