|New Lenox Fire Protection District Extinguishes Home Fire|
|By New Lenox Fire Protection District|
|June 12, 2018|
Just before 8 p.m. Saturday evening, June 9th, the New Lenox Fire Protection District received a call for a structure fire on the 100 block of E. Second Street. The Battalion Chief was the first to arrive on the scene and saw light smoke pushing from the eaves. Once the firefighters entered the home, they found a fire in the kitchen area. The crews were able to put the fire out within 10-15 minutes. The firefighters also located and extinguished several small hidden fires on the second floor.
No one was injured during the incident. The homeowner was out of town when the fire occurred.
Frankfort Fire Protection District provided mutual aide at the scene. Lockport, Northwest Homer, Peotone, and Minooka Fire Protection Districts sent apparatus to assist with district with any other incoming calls for service during the time of the structure fire.
The NLFPD, New Lenox Police Department, MABAS 19 investigators, and the State Fire Marshal were on the scene investigating the fire until 2 a.m. According to the State Fire Marshal, the cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.