Fire Department Responds to Fire in Multi-Family Building
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.