Detached Garage Fire Extends Damage to Six Other Structures on Scott St and Cedar St Des Plaines


Police and firefighter/paramedics from Des Plaines responded about 5:07 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2022 to multiple reports of a detached garage and a vehicle fire in the block of 2300 Scott Street in Des Plaines. Firefighters on arrival discovered a detached fully-involved garage with fire extending to a garage in the backyard on a property on Cedar Street. The fire response was upgraded to a confirmed fire.

Squad 63 was assigned to Cedar Avenue to attack the neighbor’s garage that caught fire. Engine 61 was assigned to water supply. Fire command declared a knock on the fire by 5:21 a.m

The main body of fire was immediately knocked down as firefighters discovered several power lines were severed by the fire. The power lines were arcing, and ComEd was called to the scene to cut the power and begin repairs after the fire was extinguished.

The fire in the original detached garage destroyed the garage, and caused damage ranging from significant to minor in six other garages and homes in the neighborhood. The minor damage involved heat damage to siding. The detached garages in the neighborhood are set at the back of the properties with some garages and sheds only about 10 feet apart — either back-to-back or side-by-side.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from Park Ridge and Rosemont assisted Des Plaines firefighters. Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Morton Grove and Northbrook were assigned to stand by in Des Plaines fire stations.


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