Smoke Investigation During Roofing Work at Apartment Building on Central Rd Arlington Heights

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Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 3:03 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2021 to a report from a roofer of smoke coming from the ductwork on the roof of an apartment building at 1405 East Central Road in Arlington Heights. The roofer reported the smoke was seen during roofing maintenance work.

Engine 3’s crew on arrival reported nothing showing from the front and right side of the building.

Firefighters checked the roof, and 4th floor ceiling areas and a third floor laundry room for any extension of heat or fire from the roof vent, and did not find any extension. Firefighters on the roof made sure any issues on the top of the roof were extinguished. Possibly some lint or other material ignited during the roofing work. Firefighters saw a little glowing at the base of a vent, but no heat was detected. Firefighters used a pump can to extinguish the lint or other material.

Extra fire crews assigned from Mount Prospect and Rolling Meadows were released from the scene about 3:22 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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