Hoffman Estates police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:06 PM Sunday January 14, 2018 to a report of a house fire at 4959 Chambers Drive Hoffman Estates, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a house fire with smoke showing from a closet, and fire possibly started by cigarettes in an attic.
The first fire crew on arrival reported smoke and fire showing from the front of the house.
No smoke was showing from the other three sides of the house at about 2:13 p.m.
Fire operations initially involved a defensive attack (from outside) with an inch-and-three-quarter line aimed at fire and smoke showing at a second floor window at the front of the house.
A second line was on the fire by 2:15 p.m. with Ambulance 23 and Engine 22 crews on it.
An interior crew reported heavy smoke on the second floor.
Palatine Quint 85’s crew was assigned the primary search of the second floor.
Engine 21’s crew was assigned to take a line to the first floor.
Interior fire attack firefighters were working on overhaul and pulling ceiling to search for fire extension by 2:24 p.m.
Engine 24’s crew and Schaumburg A54’s crew comprised the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) and were putting up ground ladders at the front of the house and the rear of the house by 2:26 p.m.
Interior reports a knock on the fire with no visible fire. Crews were venting to clear smoke,and were keeping an eye on hot spots by 2:28 p.m.
Engine 21’s crew was assigned primary search of the first floor by 2:28 p.m.
Ambulance 24’s crew was assigned primary search in the basement and garage by 2:29 PM.
A resident was alerted of the fire by smoke detectors. The resident and two dogs were able to get out safely before firefighters arrived. There were no reported injuries.
Fire damage to the house and contents is estimated was initially estimated at $200,000.The cause of the fire is under investigation.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E23 E21 E22
RIT: BC ?? T ??
EMS: A24 A23
CODE 4 AT 2:09 PM
TRUCK(S): Palatine Q85
EMS: Schaumburg A54
CHIEF(S): 600 601 602
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