Wilmette firefighters were notified of a house under construction that was on fire in the 900 block of Shabona Lane around 10:35PM on Thursday night (10/22/15). An orange glow in the sky was reported by the police and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire as companies left quarters. Flames were estimated to be 20+ feet above the house and encroaching on the neighbor’s house to the north.

An aggressive interior attack  followed a blitz attack from a deck gun, and the fire was out in about 20 minutes.

house engulfed in flames

Flames engulf the second floor above the garages and can be seen moving towards the D-side exposure.