Winnetka Resident Dies in House Fire on Garland Ave Near Church Rd on Winnetka’s South Side


Woman dies in house fire on Garland Ave near Church Road Friday evening (WGN News).

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Winnetka responded about 7:20 p.m. Friday May 1, 2020 to a report of a fire in the bedroom of a house fire in the block of 600 Garland Avenue.

Winnetka Fire Department’s Battalion 28 on arrival by 7:22 p.m. reported a fire in a second story bedroom at the front of a large 2-story house. Firefighters received a report that a person was trapped in a second floor bedroom.

Winnetka resident Susan Garland, age 82, was identified at the scene and was pronounced dead.

Susan Garland was a professional writer, volunteer and philanthropist. She was also active with the Christ Church Winnetka.

The fire call was upgraded to a working fire at 7:22 p.m. Firefighters from Glencoe (auto aid with Winnetka firefighters), Highland Park and Glenview responded mutual aid.

Winnetka Fire Department’s Battalion 28 requested the Illinois State Fire Marshal at about 7:40 p.m. A fire investigation K-9 was also requested.

A Division 3 MABAS Box Alarm Box (#FI929) for an investigator box was activated at 7:49 p.m.

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