VIDEO: Firefighters overhaul roof and walls, checking for any hidden fire, immediately after stopping a house fire in windy conditions on Roslyn Court.
Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:41 PM Tuesday to a report of a house in the block of 1000 Roslyn Court Schaumburg, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a house fire in the area of Rugby Place. A call initially came in from a resident in the 400 block of Alden Lane. Police immediately after dispatch reported they could see smoke in the direction of the reported fire.
Firefighters arrived within four minutes to report fire showing out the back of the house. Firefighters immediately went to work extinguishing the fire and performing searches for any possible victims.
Police went to work investigating the location of the residents to help determine whether any people were in the house. Police also blocked off Rugby Place for priority access for fire vehicles to and from the scene.
Firefighters had two hose lines on the fire, and extinguished the fire within about 20 minutes. A truck crew also cut open the roof to ventilate smoke, heat and gases from inside the house. Aggressive interior attack and exterior attack knocked the fire quickly, especially considering winds at the time of the fire were about 14 mph from the northwest — gusting from 20 mph to 24 mph.
Firefighters called for utilities and the Schaumburg building department to respond to the scene. Fire investigators were also on the scene. Heavy damage was visible at the back of the house.
No victims were found inside the house.
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