A woman who rang the doorbell at a Naperville Fire Station at 5:59 p.m. Sunday alerted firefighters to a blaze at her home, which is located behind Fire Station No. 8.
Fire crews from the station, located on Modaff Road, arrived at the scene of the fire in the 1300 block of Frederick Lane in less than one minute of being alerted by their neighbor, but the fire caused significant damage, leaving the residence uninhabitable, according to fire officials.
The house fire resulted in more than $150,000 in damage. All of the residents were able to get out safely and nobody was hurt, Deputy Chief Richard Sander said in a news release.
When crews arrived at the home they found smoke coming from the garage and family room of the one-story, brick ranch home, he said.
A total of 24 fire personnel and 10 pieces of fire equipment were dispatched to the house fire, Sander said. Crews helped with extinguishing the fire, checking to make sure the fire did not spread throughout the home and to help with salvage efforts.
Several holes were cut into the roof of the home to help disperse smoke and hot gases, which were the result of the fire burning up the walls and into the attic, Sander said in the release.
The fire was under control within 15 minutes and was contained to the family room, Sander said. Crews remained at the residence for several hours checking for hot spots. The home was left uninhabitable. The cause and origin of the fire was unknown and the fire remains under investigation.