By Dee Longfellow
According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst, at 2:14 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, the Elmhurst Fire Department along with mutual aid companies responded to a call for smoke investigation from a home on the 300 block of South Mitchell Ave. While in route the alarm was upgraded to a structure fire.
Upon arrival, officials on the scene reported smoke coming from the second story of the home. The fire was found in the rear bedroom on the second floor and was quickly extinguished. Fire damage was reported on the second floor of the structure. Elmhurst firefighters are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
No residents were home at the time of the fire, however a family pet was found unresponsive at the scene.
No injuries in fire at Elm Creek apt on Sat.
According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst, on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1:43 p.m., Elmhurst firefighters along with mutual aid responded to a fire alarm at 4 Elm Creek apartments on Elm Creek Drive. While in route, the alarm was upgraded to an apartment fire.
Upon arrival, Engine 2 reported heavy smoke coming from one of the first-floor apartment’s patio doors. The fire was found in the kitchen of the unit and was quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported. Water damage was reported on the first floor of the complex and fire damage was limited to the apartment unit where the fire originated. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.