Palatine police and fireghter/paramedics responded Friday, July 03, 2015 at 11:04 p.m., to a report of a fire in an attached garage at 955 S Parkplace Dr. in Palatine. The first Palatine Fire Department crews arrived on the scene at 11:08 p.m. and reported nothing showing from a 2 story home. After walking around the structure, crews found smoke coming from the overhead garage door. The first fire companies pulled a hose line, while other firefighters used power saws to cut the overhead garage door open. Still other firefighters performed a search of the structure and found no victims. The fire was declared under control at 11:18 p.m.
Firefighters continued to ventilate smoke from the home and overhaul activities in the garage for some time after extinguishing the fire.
No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire. Damage estimates were not available at the time of the release, and the fire remains under investigation by Palatine Fire Department investigators.
The fire was fought by 26 firefighters, staffing five engines, one ladder truck, one rescue squad and three ambulances which responded to the scene along with two Fire Investigators. Units from the Palatine Rural
Fire Protection District and Rolling Meadows Fire Department were among the initial responders to the scene as part of an automatic aid agreement. 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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