On Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 9:02 p.m., the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of smoke inside a three-story, multi-family building on the 100 block of Surrey Drive in Glen Ellyn, which is a part of the Glenbard Fire Protection District. While en route, dispatch advised that a resident called 911 after smelling smoke and coming downstairs to find grey smoke venting around a closed mechanical room door in the basement. At that time, the call was upgraded to a structure fire response bringing in assistance from other agencies. The first Lombard Fire Department crew arrived on the scene at 9:09 p.m. to find thick smoke pushing from a lower level vent outside the building and quickly confirmed an active fire in the mechanical room.
Fire department personnel quickly extinguished the fire; however, the fire caused smoke to spread throughout the upper floors of the building. Additional crews assisted in evacuating residents from the building. The fire was declared under control at 9:22 p.m. Crews remained on the scene bringing several large smoke-ejector fans into the building to assist with ventilation.
There were no injuries to citizens or firefighters. The building remained habitable for all residents. A representative from the Glen Ellyn Building Department arrived at the scene to ensure proper measures are taken to clean and repair all damaged property. The fire caused approximately $25,000 in damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Lombard Fire Investigation Unit.
Lombard firefighters were assisted by Downers Grove, Oak Brook, and Villa Park Fire Departments, as well as Oakbrook Terrace and York Center Fire Protection Districts. Glen Ellyn Police assisted with traffic and crowd control.
Please contact Deputy Chief Ray Kickert with any questions at (630) 620-5736.