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Townhouse Building Fire Displaces Naperville Families

A blaze at a two-story, six-unit townhouse building at 2350 Oneida Street in Naperville Thursday evening left several Naperville residents without homes, according to a Naperville Fire Department press release. 

Fire officials responded to the townhouse complex at 5:10 Thursday after a resident called to report smoke, which had started to fill the building, according to the news release. 

When fire officials arrived on scene, they found the blaze in the building's laundry room, according to the news release. The fire was quickly extinguished. 

Crews remained on the scene for an additional hour clearing smoke from the building and checking for extension of the fire. The residents of the home were displaced and were seeking alternative shelter Thursday evening.  

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted by the Aurora and Bolingbrook Fire Departments who provided station coverage during the incident. 

A damage estimate is not yet available and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 

mr Questioning February 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM
OMG..... They are putting SMART METERS in laundry rooms now !!!! Someone has to put a stop to this. Where will they put those things next ???? I hope they don't put one in an electric car.
Gerard Schilling February 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM
If all residents of the six units were evacuated and forced to seek shelter elsewhere one would expect it is because none of them had electricity. If that be the case then your right Resurrected.
Momof3 February 14, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Thinking since it started in the laundry room it could be due to no one cleaning out the dryer vents
Resurrected February 14, 2014 at 01:43 PM
I seen a smart meter running from the scene! Lol
Hector February 14, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Yes Gerard, they usually kill the power to building when arriving to put out a fire,water from fire hoses and electric current don't mix. Then it remains off until the damage to the interior wiring can be assessed. Pretty much been that way since the advent of electricity. Nothing to do with smart meters.

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