Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:18 PM Friday June 15, 2018 to a report of smoke coming from the basement of a commercial building where Paylocity is located at 3850 North Wilke Road Arlington Heights, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of smoke coming from the northwest corner of the basement of the commercial building.
Ambulance 4’s crew on arrival reported light smoke showing from the northwest corner of the building.
Firefighters entered the basement and discovered a malfunctioning electrical backup generator. Firefighters resolved the hazard and ventilated the area.
The incident was upgraded to a working fire response before firefighters entered the basement. The extra firefighters were returned when the malfunctioning generator was discovered.
A large neighborhood-size power outage was reported in the area. ComEd reported about 626 customers were without power. ComEd expected power to be restored by 8:00 p.m. Friday.
ComEd Outage Map
Customers Affected: 626
Crew Status: Crew Investigating
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jun 15, 8:00 PM
INITIAL FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E82 E2
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