This from Dave Weaver:

9/15/18 ELBURN  – Box Alarm House Fire 42W826 Main Street Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver

A good Samaritan driving along Main Street Rd. before dawn smelled smoke and located smoke coming from the eaves of a ranch-style house. The man notified the 911 operator at Tri-Com Central Dispatch that no one was answering the door which was hot to the touch and that there were vehicles parked in the driveway. A General Alarm was dispatched and the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District responded along with multiple mutual aid companies. Once on scene, the Elburn battalion chief requested a MABAS Box Alarm response to bring even more mutual aid from surrounding communities to the scene and to Elburn’s fire station. The tense atmosphere was a bit relieved after a neighbor made contact with one of the residents by phone and advised firefighters that no one was home. A fire investigation task force responded to determine the cause and origin of the fire which took approximately 1 1/2 hours to bring under control. No one was injured but sadly, the family’s four cats perished. The Red Cross was requested to provide assistance for the three adult residents.


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