Park Ridge Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire on November 30th

On Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 5:25 p.m., the Park Ridge Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 100 block of Glenlake Avenue. The Fire Department was on the scene in less than four minutes. Upon arrival of the companies, the Incident Commander reported a two story, single-family residence with smoke showing on the first floor. Crews stretched hose lines to the rear porch of the house to initiate a fire attack while other crews went into the structure to perform a primary search of the home to check for victims. Crews were assigned to search, rescue and also to shut off the utilities.

 

One adult male was assessed and treated on scene by Park Ridge Fire Department paramedics and then transported to Presence Resurrection Medical Center for smoke inhalation. The other three residents were evaluated by Park Ridge Fire Department paramedics and refused transportation to the hospital.

 

Once the primary and secondary searches were completed, crews were assigned to overhaul and ventilation. Crews continued with overhaul trying to locate any hidden fire in the walls and ceilings. The fire was found to have started in the kitchen and was extinguished shortly after crews ventilated the room and opened up the walls. There was fire damage to the rear of the home in the kitchen, and smoke and water damage throughout the home. Once all fire activities were completed, the home was turned back over to the owners.

 

The fire loss is estimated to be approximately $45,000. Park Ridge Fire Department investigators are continuing their investigation of the cause of the fire.

 

The Park Ridge Fire Department was assisted at the scene by companies from Rosemont Fire Department and Norwood Park Fire Protection District.

 

Information Contact:  Acting Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen (847) 318-5287

jsorense@parkridgefd.org



 
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