WARRENVILLE – One Warrenville house is a complete loss and two others are significantly damaged after a fire early Sunday morning took more than 40 firefighters about four hours to bring under control, according to a Warrenville Fire Protection District news release.
The Fire Protection District was called at 3:10 a.m. with reports of a structure fire in the 2S600 block of Linden Square, the release stated.
Warrenville police were the first to arrive on the scene and confirmed there was a building fully engulfed in flames. The call was elevated to a box alarm by the first fire crew, leading personnel from 10 surrounding towns to come and assist, according to the release.
All occupants evacuated, and no one was injured, the release stated.
The fire spread to two adjacent homes, causing $75,000 in damage to one and $20,000 to the other, according to the release.
Warrenville Fire Chief Dennis Rogers estimates the house where the fire started is a complete loss due to heavy fire damage, the release stated.
Efforts to extinguish the fire were made difficult by natural gas lines feeding it, according to the release. The fire was brought under control at 7:20 a.m.
The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force determined the cause of the fire to be improperly discarded smoking materials, the release stated.