Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Because of the severe damage to the Caton Ridge house, the owners will need to find a temporary place to live, Joliet fire Capt. Dave House said.
A two-story Caton Ridge house was rendered uninhabitable Wednesday morning when a fire tore through the garage and spread into the home's second floor. The cause of the 8 a.m. blaze in the 6500 block of Breckenridge is under investigation, but Joliet Fire Department Capt. Dave House said the starting point was definitely the garage. (The house is located in Joliet but has a Plainfield address.) No one was injured in the fire, which took 16 firefighters more than a half hour to extinguish, House said. The owners of the house were not identified. Want the latest in breaking news throughout Will County? Sign up for our free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said it took about 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which was contained to the town home's garage.
Two cars were destroyed in a town home garage fire that broke out shortly before 10 a.m. today. Plainfield Fire District Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said the fire's cause is undetermined but is believed to have started in a 2005 Ford Explorer SUV that was parked inside the garage at 16787 Hazewood Drive. One of the town home residents discovered the fire when they went out to the garage to retrieve Christmas presents from the other car and smelled smoke, Stratton said. They were able to evacuate the other residents in the house and called the fire department, he said The SUV had last been used the previous night and it's not known if the fire had been smoldering overnight or if something caused the fire this morning, he said. An investigator…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A cigarette tossed into a trash can in the garage is believed to have started the blaze; damage is estimated at $100,000.
Filed at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday: A discarded cigarette is being blamed today for a garage fire that destroyed three cars and displaced a family of three in the Liberty Grove subdivision. Plainfield Fire Protection District firefighters were called to 14532 S. Meadow Lane shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, and found the garage fully engulfed, Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said. The blaze was under control within 15 to 20 minutes, and the bulk of the structural damage was limied to the garage, Stratton said. However, there was heavy smoke damage to the house's laundry room and pantry area and electricity had to be cut off, he said. The house's occupants, two grandparents and their grandson, spent the night with relatives, Stratton said, and may be able …