Arlington Heights Fire Department responded to a report about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday of a fire in the basement of an apartment building in the 2400 block of East Brandbenberry Court. Residents called to report smoke in the building and a residential fire alarm alerted the fire department of a fire. First firefighters on the scene reported heavy smoke on the first floor. Firefighters made their way to the basement to find a fiberglass barrel on fire in the basement of the building. The fire was quickly extinguished. Residents were evacuated, but no residents were displaced.
Prospect Heights and Buffalo Grove fire departments assisted Arlington Heights Fire Department. An automatic response from Prospect Heights Fire Department resulted in Prospect Heights arriving first on the scene.