Small Fire/Hot Spot in Attic Extinguished in Minutes on North Yale Ave


Video at fire scene shows firefighters pulling down ceiling and insulation in attic garage for a small fire. Fire was difficult to find at first.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded just after 5:05 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a smoke in the attic at a single family home in the 1400 of North Yale Avenue.

No smoke was showing when firefighters arrived at a house near the corner of Thomas Avenue and Yale Avenue. But firefighters reported an odor that something was burning, and got fire hoses ready just in case.

Firefighters checked the attic above the garage and found a hot spot with a thermal imaging camera. Firefighters pulled down the ceiling in the garage while some other firefighters checked on the attic and insulation. Firefighters gave the hot spot or small fire a quick hit with either a pump can or a charged line and had the fire extinguished within minutes.

The fire was difficult to find and firefighters were getting ready to open the roof, but were able find the fire without the need to open the roof.

Arlington Heights Fire Department is investigating.

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