Police and firefighter/paramedics from Des Plaines responded about 12:13 p.m. Tuesday July 7, 2020 to a report of a house fire in the block of 700 Albany.
Flames were coming out of the attic at the side of the house. Fire command on arrival confirmed a working fire at a rear corner of the house. Engine 61’s crew worked fire attack interior on the second floor. Engine 63’s crew worked a fire attack line outside at a rear corner of the house — the right, rear corner when facing the front of the house. Tower 61’s crew was also working interior. Mount Prospect Tower 13’s crew was the Rapid Intervention Team.
There were no roof operations at this fire scene.
Secondary searches were underway by 12:25 p.m.
Firefighters reported a knock on the fire from the exterior and the interior by about 12:25 p.m.
Initially no injuries were reported.
Firefighters from Arlington Heights, North Maine and possibly other fire agencies assisted Des Plaines firefighters at the scene. Firefighters from Arlington Heights and Rosemont and possibly other communities were also standing by in Des Plaines fire stations while the house fire was being extinguished and while firefighters overhauled the fire scene.
Des Plaines fire command began releasing firefighters from assisting communities by about 12:29 p.m.
On June 16, 2020 at 12:42 p.m. Des Plaines Fire Department responded on the same block nearby for a working fire at a house in the block of 600 Albany Lane. The previous fire was in the attic and appeared to be accidental. The dispatched addresses were different, but initially it was not confirmed whether the responses were at different house or the same house.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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