PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information:
Fire Chief Bill Schultz, 630-260-2175

2017-06-03

Wheaton Fire Department Responds to House Fire

WHEATON, Ill. – At approximately 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 1421 East Groton Lane. Upon arrival, fire crews identified heavy fire on a deck attached to the single-family residence. The fire was also extending into the attic and the interior of the structure.

The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire and the fire did not result in any injuries.

Investigators from the Wheaton Fire Department and the DuPage Fire Investigation Taskforce conducted a fire investigation. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but it does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The residence sustained extensive damage with damage estimates unavailable.

The City of Wheaton Building Department was called to the scene. The Wheaton Fire Department was also assisted on the scene by the Wheaton Police Department and several fire departments from neighboring communities.
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