Balcony Deck Fire Spreads to Apartment Below on Johnson Drive at The Green at Chevy Chase Apartments in Buffalo Grove

Balcony deck fire on Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt
Balcony deck fire on Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Buffalo Grove responded about 1:40 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020 to a report of a fire on a “third floor patio” in the block of 1500 Johnson Drive.

Firefighters arrived to find a deck fire on the third floor, and upgraded the call to a working fire response by 1:47 p.m. First firefighters worked on evacuation of the apartment building.

The fire was declared ‘out’ by 1:56 p.m.

Initially no injuries were reported.

Fire command reported extension of the third floor balcony fire about eight feet into two rooms in a second floor apartment.

Firefighter/paramedics and/or chiefs from Arlington Heights, Barrington, Deerfield, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Northbrook, Prospect Heights and Wheeling were dispatched to assist Buffalo Grove firefighters.

Firefighter/paramedics from Barrington-Countryside, Nunda Township, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, and Wauconda stood by in Buffalo Grove fire stations or took calls in Buffalo Grove.

Balcony deck fire on Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt
Balcony deck fire on Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).

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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