Vehicle and Building Fires Extinguished
February 11, 2014
At 11:54 p.m., the Streamwood Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire next to a building at 413 East Streamwood Boulevard. The caller subsequently reported that the fire had spread to the one story house. Upon arrival, firefighters reported a fully-involved van parked in a residential driveway. The side of the residence was also on fire. Responders were hampered in their firefighting efforts by frigid temperatures and two frozen fire hydrants. The fire was successfully extinguished the using water carried on three different fire apparatus. Building residents were safely evacuated and there were no injuries reported.
The fire, which originated as a vehicle fire, heavily damaged the exterior of the building, and traveled into the attic before firefighters were able to stop it. A cause and origin investigation is ongoing. Damage is estimated at $40,000.