At approximately 10:45 p.m. on July 28, 2021 the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 200 block of West Illinois St. Upon arrival, fire crews identified heavy fire in the back of a single-family home with extensive smoke throughout the building.
The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes. The fire did not extend to any additional structures. All occupants safely escaped the building. The incident did not result in any injuries to people but did result in the death of a dog that resided in the residence.
Investigators from the Dupage County Fire Investigation Task Force conducted a fire investigation. The cause of the fire was undetermined although not suspicious in nature. Damage estimates are unavailable at this time. The City of Wheaton Building Department was called to the scene. The Wheaton Police Department and several fire departments from neighboring communities also assisted at the scene. The building was turned back over to the property owner after the fire.