Townhouse Fire on Brice Court Near Hidden Creek Circle in Palatine

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Police and firefighter/paramedics from Palatine responded about 3:43 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 to a report of a townhouse fire with smoke showing from the first floor in the block of 1900 Brice Court.

Interior crews reported they did not need a second line by about 4:03 p.m. but then they discovered a fire in the attic. Arlington Heights Engine 4’s crew was assigned to take a line up to the attic.

Primary searches were completed on the first and second floor of the building by about 4:11 p.m. The building does not have a basement.

All utilities were secured by 4:15 p.m.

Firefighters were working on positive pressure ventilation by about 4:16 p.m. Apparently the fire was extinguished by about this time.

Secondary searches were clear on both floors by 4:19 p.m.

Initially there were no known injuries. “Loss stopped” was marked by 4:36 p.m.

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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