Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:07 PM Friday to a report of a garage fire at 906 South Boardwalk Court Palatine, IL. Palatine firefighters received a report of an attached garage fire with all residents evacuated from the home. The first Palatine Fire Department crews arrived on the scene at 10:10 p.m. and reported smoke and fire in the attached garage of a two story house. The first fire companies entered the garage and extinguished the fire using a single attack hose line. Additional fire crews immediately checked the interior of the house and attic spaces for fire extension, which none was found. Fire damage was contained and limited to the garage and the three cars parked inside. The fire was declared under control at 10:20 p.m.
No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire and the homeowners are able to stay in the house. Damage estimates are not available at the time of this release, and the fire remains under investigation by Palatine Fire Department investigators.
The fire was fought by 24 firefighters, staffing four engines, one ladder truck, one rescue squad and three ambulances which responded to the scene along and two Fire Investigators. Units from the Rolling Meadows Fire Department were among the initial responders to the scene as part of an automatic aid agreement. During the incident, a unit from the Long Grove Fire Department stood by in a Palatine fire station to provide coverage for any additional calls. Palatine Police officers assisted at the scene with traffic and crowd control.
The Palatine Fire Department reminds everyone to have working smoke detectors in their homes, whether a single-family dwelling, an apartment or a condo. Have an escape plan, practice it, and be prepared to use it in the event of any fire.
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