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39-Year-Old Woman Dies Following Naperville Apartment Fire

Blaze broke out a three-story apartment building at 108 Douglas

A woman was killed in a fire that broke out in a Naperville apartment building late Thursday night. 

Firefighters responded to the three-story apartment building at 108 Douglas Ave. after receiving 911 calls at 11:33 p.m. Thursday for reports of smoke and fire coming from an apartment building. 

Crews found smoke coming out of a second-floor window and began an aggressive fire attack and initiated a search of the apartment building. Firefighters found an unconscious woman in a second-floor apartment unit where the fire started, according to the news release. 

Resuscitative efforts were unsuccessful and the 39-year-old victim was pronounced dead at Edward Hospital, according to press release. 

The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes.  Crews completed the search, performed ventilation and checked for fire extension.   

There was fire and smoke damage on the building’s second and third floors as well as into the attic. The damage to the building is estimated to be about $100,000.  

An inspector from Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) deemed two apartment units uninhabitable until repairs could be made.  

No firefighters were injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Naperville Police Department, Naperville’s Emergency Management Agency, the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force and the Office of the State Fire Marshal.  

Several surrounding fire departments provided coverage at Naperville’s fire stations during this incident.  While providing this stand-by coverage, Lisle-Woodridge and Wheaton fire units responded to two emergency incidents.  


Gerard Schilling March 23, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Mr.Q, I could care less about you turkeys who are content to be roasted and toasted in your beds without even raising a whimper. I want this fire hazard off my house which I never approved in the first place and I don't want to have to pay a premium to tell my supplier what they can and can't do to my property. One is rude and crude when they use 12 year old attacks with bullying words to try to intimidate and thus silence debate on important topics.
Roy Rumaner March 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM
One uses 12 year old attacks when they are dealing with someone who has proven that they cannot engage in a debate beyond their 12 year old mentality Gerard. We do it so you might actually understand what we are saying. If we used adult words, you might have to look them up in order to understand. Not that that wouldn't be a good thing, you might finally learn something.
Common Sense March 23, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Gerard shut the fuck up you fucking faggot before i install a smart meter to your house and burn you down you piece of shit
Gerard Schilling March 23, 2014 at 06:39 PM
Is this an example of a 10y/o who just learned how to use four letter words and since he can use an anonymous name believes this threatening behavior is appropriate? Patch has standards of posting behavior which I seriously doubt his posting meets. I flagged it as inappropriate. PS CS not in the least intimidated by a punk like you.
Common Sense March 23, 2014 at 11:14 PM
I dont usually talk like that the only reason why i said that is because you and your idiotic thoeries irritate myself and everyone else i cant even finish reading all of your garbage statements without feeling ill your an annoying douche

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