Fire guts garage of Naperville home

Fire damaged a townhome Wednesday afternoon on Cool Springs Court in Naperville. | Bill Bird~Sun-Times Media

Naperville Fire Department investigators are continuing to seek the source and cause of a late Wednesday afternoon blaze that severely damaged a townhome on the city’s far southwest side.

No one was injured during the fire, which erupted about 4:55 p.m. inside the two-car garage of the townhome at 3221 Cool Springs Court, just southwest of 95th Street and Route 59, in the Signature Club at Clearwater area.

Fire Capt. Rick Zakaras said the lone occupant of the home at the time escaped injury, and was outside by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.

Capt. Thomas Oker said a home security alarm sounded when the blaze began. That brought a total of eight firefighting vehicles and pieces of apparatus to the area, with 24 firefighters from the Naperville and Aurora fire departments battling the blaze, he said.

Fire damage was confined to the garage, although Zakaras said the home sustained significant smoke damage. Neither he nor Oker could immediately provide a financial damage estimate.

City building inspectors declared the home unfit for habitation. Its owners were believed to have found lodging elsewhere Wednesday night.

Oker added the townhome immediately north of and adjacent to the one that caught fire was undamaged during the blaze.

Zakaras said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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