Fatal Condo Apartment Fire on Old Willow Rd, Prospect Heights


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Police, firefighters and paramedics from Prospect Heights responded about 6:43 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2021 to a report of a condo unit fire at the Lake Run Condominiums, 16 East Old Willow Road in Prospect Heights.

Firefighters immediately extinguished the fire, which was contained to the condominium unit. After firefighters extinguished the fire, they discovered a deceased fire victim in the condo unit. A 65 year-old woman died, possibly related to a fire caused by cigarette smoking. Investigation into the cause and origin of the fire began immediately after the fire was extinguished.

Firefighters also worked to ventilate smoke from the apartment building and common hallways. Smoke damage was visible inside the unit, but there was no soot outside the patio door or any windows. The building looked normal, and from the outside it was difficult to see any signs of a fire at the building.

A MABAS Division 3 Box Alarm for fire investigators was activated, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal was called to the scene.

Firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers from Arlington Heights, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Niles, Wheeling and other municipalities and fire districts were assigned to the scene.

Mount Prospect police officers also helped at the scene.


The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


State Fire Marshal and fire investigators at the scene of a fatal fire in a condo unit at 16 East Old Willow Road in Prospect Heights
State Fire Marshal and fire investigators at the scene of a fatal fire in a condo unit at 16 East Old Willow Road in Prospect Heights.

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