Smoke Smelled at Schnell’s Brauhaus; Fire Discovered in Strip Mall Just South on Palatine Rd, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:40 PM Sunday to an odor investigation for a reported “smell of smoke” at Schnell’s Brauhaus — a building just north of 52 West Palatine Road Palatine, IL. Schnell’s Brauhaus is at 45 West Slade Street.

Next firefighters received a report that smoke was seen coming from a building across the rear alley just to the south of Schnell’s Brauhaus.

Firefighters on scene reported smoke showing from 52 West Palatine Road — a unit in a strip mall.

Fire was reported in the rear of the building. Firefighters were forcing entry at about 10:25 p.m. to enter the closed businesses in the strip mall.

Palatine Road was closed down as firefighters stretched hose lines across Palatine Road.

A positive water supply on the fire was reported at 10:29 pm.

Squad 85’s crew reported a possible electrical fire.

The fire was reported “out” at 52 West Palatine Road by 10:32 pm. However, smoke was still showing from the soffit on the west side of the building. Firefighters opened the ceiling so that trusses were exposed, and reported seeing no fire showing.

While firefighters were checking for extension in adjacent units, firefighters discovered the fire originated in a dryer at 56 West Palatine Road — Chris & Dora’s Hair Salon.

The fire was extinguished in all units by about 10:50 p.m.

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