Gas Leak with Condo Evacuation at Frenchmen’s Cove Arlington Heights

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Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 9:10 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2021 to a report of an activated CO detector at Frenchmen’s Cove a 4-story condo building at 3300 Carriageway Drive in Arlington Heights.

Firefighters were assigned to investigate the source of a gas leak inside the building.

Firefighters ventilated the building, but when gas levels continued to rise and Nicor could not isolate the source of the natural gas, firefighters called in extra help by 9:55 p.m. to ventilate the building and help evacuate residents from the building.

Many interior areas of the building were down to 0 PPM readings by 10:20 p.m. The incident was confirmed to be resolved by about 10:30 p.m.


The wind at 9:52 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2021 was from the south at 5 mph according to the National Weather Station observations at Chicago Executive Airport.

Initially there was no confirmation whether the leak was a natural gas leak or a propane leak, but police were called assist with the initial investigation.

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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