Aurora, Illinois:

On June 19, 2024, the Aurora Fire Department responded to a structure fire in a single-family
residence in the 2100 block of Pointe Blvd. At 5:59am, Aurora Central Dispatch received a 911
call from a resident stating that their garage was on fire. Medic 1 responded on the initial Box
Alarm and arrived on the scene first with fire and smoke coming from the attached two-car
garage. The alarm was upgraded to a second alarm, bringing a total of 4 Engine Companies, 2
Truck Companies, 2 Medic Units, and 3 Chief Officers to the scene.

Engine Company 12 arrived and quickly deployed a 2 1⁄2” handline to begin extinguishing the
fire. After the main body of fire was knocked down, a second handline was extended into the
residence to check for any fire that may have extended into the house. Crews were advised
that all residents were out of the house, however Engine Company 5 conducted searches of
the house to be sure and confirmed no one remained inside. Truck Company 6 arrived soon
after Engine Company 12 and opened the overhead door for the firefighting crew and began
overhauling, while checking for hotspots and fire extension.

The fire was brought under control within 13 minutes of the first arriving Engine Company.
The fire was contained to the attached garage, however due to smoke damage, the house was
deemed uninhabitable. The two adults and two children that were displaced were said to be
staying with family. There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters as a result of this fire.
The fire remains under investigation by the Aurora Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Team,
at the time of this release.

Credit: AFD