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House fire in Sycamore, 4-4-19

This from Art Zern:

Dispatched at 2156 hours for a structure, police arrive and report it fully involved. First arriving E-2 found heavy fire on three sides and “B” exposure getting started. They called defensive and went to work with their deck gun and 2 1/2″ hand line to the B-side exposure. E-1 arrived and pulled skid line to the D-side. Quick initial knockdown with DeKalb T-1 put to work due to structural issues. Gas fed fire on B-side going until Nicor arrived to dig and D/C the gas.  General alarm fire with Cortland and GK engines, Hampshire Truck, and COQ companies. A couple folks evaluated for smoke inhalation no injuries to FFs.

Art

From the Sycamore FD Facebook page:

Late last night into early this morning, the fire department was called to the 1300 block of Janet Street for a reported structure fire.

First arriving fire crews found heavy fire engulfing the majority of the structure and initiated a quick defensive attack using a master stream device with tank water carried on the engine. The bulk of the fire was brought under control in approximately 60 minutes. A natural gas fuel fed fire involving the gas meter was kept in check by fire crews until a NICOR work crew were able to locate and shut off fuel to the meter. Fire crews remained on scene for approximately two more hours doing overhaul operations.

A great job by the initial arriving fire companies to knock down an overwhelming fire along with valuable assistance provided by our mutual aid partners.

There were no injuries to firefighters or residents. Two individuals were evaluated by an ambulance crew on scene and refused treatment or transport to the hospital. The initial estimate of damages from the fire at 1319 Janet Street are approximated to be $300,000 to structure and contents. Heat from the fire damaged a neighboring house at 1311 Janet Street. The initial estimate of damages at that property are approximately $50,000 to the structure.

The fire went to the general alarm level and assistance was received from several neighboring fire departments including DeKalb, Elburn, Genoa, Hampshire, Burlington, Cortland, Pingree Grove, and Hampshire. The Sycamore police and public works department also assisted along with Nicor and ComEd.

The cause of the fire is undetermined pending further investigation.

house fully engulfed by fire at night

From the Sycamore FD Facebook page

Sycamore Firefighters at the scene of a house fire at 1319 Janet Street

From the Sycamore FD Facebook page

aftermath of house fire at 1319 Janet Street in Sycamore IL

From the Sycamore FD Facebook page

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House fire in Sycamore, 4-30-18

house engulfed in fire

from DeKane Scanner Incidents

This from Art Zern:

Here’s a pre-arrival pic of the “mulch” fire we had yesterday afternoon about 1500 hours.   Presented with heavy fire on three sides, SFD Engine 1 made a great hit on this one. Fire extended to the first floor front, attic and second floor.  See link for info on the first fire of the day, an old barn on Glidden Rd.

Thanks,

Art

From DeKane scanner incidents on Facebook:

Update on Monday afternoons house fire in sycamore.

Sycamore fire was dispatched just after 3pm for reports of a brush fire on the 400 block of Mary Ann Cir in Reston Ponds. Syc Bursh-1 confirms the front porch is on fire at 3.15pm.

Call was upgraded to a General Box Alarm 10-1

Cortland fire was dispatched with an ambulance for a patient with burns to the hand.

Fire was contained in under 40mins. All occupants made it out safely with the exception of some hand burns.

Mutail aid companies
DeKalb, Cortland, Genoa-Kingston Fire & Rescue, Hampshire, Elburn & Burlington.

 

Excerpts from the Daily-chronicle.com:

Multiple fire departments responded about 3:30 p.m. to a blaze at 401 Mary Ann Circle in Sycamore, where a mulch fire spread to and rendered the house uninhabitable and damaged the neighboring house at 409 Mary Ann Circle. Firefighters got the blaze under control quickly, but the wind raised concerns about potential spread, with gust as much as 30 mph in DeKalb County.

Sycamore police said the homeowner burned her hand during the fire, but it was not severe enough to require hospitalization. No one else was hurt.  Mulch locks in moisture for plants and prevents weed growth, but when conditions get hot, dry, and windy, mulch becomes a prime source for fires.

The Cortland, DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston and Hampshire fire departments assisted.

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House fire in Sycamore, 10-26-16

This from Art Zern:

See the attached photos from the Daily Chronicle.  Frame two story “Collyers Mansion” fire on 10/26/16.  General Alarm fire with lots of work from exterior due interior conditions and only room for three on the second floor at a time.  Nice stop all things considered.

Art

Excerpts from the Daily-Chronicle.com and here:

Firefighters were called to 974 W. State St., in Sycamore, on Wednesday evening after a neighbor reported seeing smoke. When crews arrived, smoke could be seen coming from the attic of the two-story home, Sycamore Fire Chief Pete Polarek said. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 30 minutes.

The residents were already outside of the home by the time firefighters arrived at the house. No injuries were reported. The fire caused about $40,000 in damages to the home.

Homeowner Larry Smith, 61, who lived there with his wife, and son, said they had been remodeling the home. Two weeks ago they had finished the roof and put up new windows, he said. He didn’t know what caused the fire that appears to have started in the area of a second-floor bedroom and hallway, or where the family would stay the night. Damage from the fire, smoke and water left the home uninhabitable.

No one was injured in the fire and the Sycamore Fire Department was assisted by crews from DeKalb, Cortland, Hinckley, and Genoa.

(Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com)

(Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com)

(Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com)

(Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com)

(Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com)

(Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com)

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House fire in Sycamore, 10-17-15

This from Art Zern:

Gents,

Box alarm for 2 1/2 story frame in Sycamore at 341 W. Exchange Street. Heavy smoke on arrival fire in walls and attic.

Art

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