Firefighters Respond to Sunday Morning Blaze on Freeland Court

Lightning was ruled the cause for a second fire Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to a second house fire Sunday morning on Naperville’s far south side that started with a lightning strike. Everyone escaped safely from the home in the 2500 block of Freeland Court, according to the .

Crews had responded overnight to a house fire on , which lightning also caused.

The Freeland Court 911 call came in at about 8:11 a.m. and the first crews to respond found that there was fire coming from the attic and the eaves of the home, said Naperville Fire Department Bureau Chief Mark Thurow in a news release.

The fire was under control within 20 minutes, but as with the Switch Grass Lane blaze, severe thunderstorms hampered fire suppression efforts, Thurow said. Crews remained on scene for another 90 minutes to make sure the fire had not spread through the home.

There were no injuries to residents or fire crews in the fire, he said. A total of 22 fire personnel responded with nine pieces of apparatus.

A city building inspector declared the home uninhabitable and the estimated loss of property and damage to the home was estimated at more than $200,000, according to the news release.




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