Fire Possibly Caused by Satellite Dish Heater Wire on North Chestnut Ave Near Ladd St, Arlington Heights


Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:02 a.m. Saturday December 24, 2016 to a small attic fire at 2113 North Chestnut Avenue Arlington Heights, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire possibly caused by a satellite dish heater wire.

Engine 2’s crew on arrival reported nothing showing from the exterior by 6:07 a.m.

An interior firefighter crew reported insulation still smoldering. Crews scooped up insulation and placed the smoldering insulation in a garbage can to carry it outside for further extinguishment.

Satellite dish heaters are used to eliminate snow from accumulating on the dish, which can interfere with signal reception.






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