Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:23 p.m. Saturday January 13, 2018 to report of a fire in an attic at a house at 458 South Street. Crews on arrival confirmed an attic fire and requested a working fire response by 7:30 p.m.
A firefighter suffered an electric shock when he unknowingly contacted an exposed wire.
Battalion Chief Terence Bruce reported in a press release that firefighters cut a hole in the roof to attack the fire, which had extended between roofing materials. The attic sustained significant fire damage, and the second floor of the house was damaged by water used to extinguish the fire.
An unused mattress stored in the attic of the house was also burned.
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FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E6 E4 E5
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CODE 4 AT 7:30 PM
EMS: West Dundee Ambulance
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