One resident suffered a minor burn injury after a house was damaged by a fire June 5 at 1011 Garden Ave. on Geneva’s west side.
The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 7:09 a.m. after a homeowner called 911 to report the house was filling with smoke. As the first fire unit arrived on the scene, heavy flames were showing from the rear of the home. The initial response was immediately elevated to a Special Alarm and then to a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) first-level box alarm for additional manpower, equipment and resources.
The family was able to escape the house, but one resident was treated and released on the scene for a minor burn injury. Firefighters initiated an exterior and then interior fire attack to bring the blaze under control in about 45 minutes.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The home sustained significant fire damage in the attic and the second floor as well as smoke and water damage throughout the entire structure. Damage estimates still are being compiled, but the house has been deemed uninhabitable at this time.
Firefighters from Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn, West Chicago, Fermilab and the North Aurora fire departments assisted Geneva at the scene. The South Elgin and Winfield fire departments filled in the Geneva fire stations during the call.
Additional support was provided by the Geneva Emergency Management Agency, Geneva Police Department and the Geneva Public Works Department’s Electric Division.