The cause of a Thursday morning fire at a house in Naperville is still under investigation.
Responders took one person to Edward Hospital for treatment after the fire destroyed a portion of a northwest Naperville home early Thursday morning, leaving the residence uninhabitable.
The owner of the home at 1020 Prairie View Court called emergency dispatch at 3 a.m. to report a fire on the deck of the house. When the first of two dozen responders and 10 dispatched pieces of fire equipment arrived at the address five minutes later, the flames had begun extending into the home, according to a news release from Naperville Fire Department Bureau Chief Kevin Lyne.
After establishing that no one remained inside the house, crews began dousing the fire, which took about 11 minutes to put out.
“The main body of the fire was confined to the deck and family room with slight extension into the home’s basement,” Lyne wrote in the release, which reported that damage was estimated at about $100,000.
“There were moderate amounts of smoke damage inside the home.”
As the fire’s origin remained under investigation, an inspector from the city’s Transportation, Engineering and Development division declared the home uninhabitable. Additional support for the fire department came from Naperville police and the city’s Emergency Management Agency.