A Friday-night house fire in a St. Charles neighborhood ended with $10,000 damage but no injuries to the family that was sleeping when the fire started.
According to a St. Charles Fire Department news release, firefighters were dispatched at around 10:14 p.m. to a report of smoke in the house, with an activated fire alarm, at 269 Tower Hill Drive.
There were two occupants at home at the time of the fire. They were asleep when the fire started and were woken by the sound of the fire alarm. One of the occupants made the 911 call, and they were able to self-evacuate with their two dogs.
Firefighters were on the scene by 10:17 p.m. and found heavy smoke in the house. The alarm was upgraded, and fire was located in the basement. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 15 minutes but remained on the scene to conduct a fire investigation.
There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters. Fire loss is estimated at $10,000 to the structure, and contents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious.
The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted by the Geneva, Batavia, Elburn and South Elgin fire departments.
About the St. Charles Fire Department
The St. Charles Fire Department provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, fire inspection and public education services to the St. Charles community. The department earned a Class 1 PPC ISO rating and is fully accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc.
A full-time department of the City of St. Charles, the St. Charles Fire Department serves the 33,000 residents and 2,100 businesses from three stations within the city.
SOURCE: St. Charles Fire Department news release