At approximately 2:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 1800 block of Helen Court. Upon arrival, fire crews identified heavy fire in the rear of a single-family residence with fire extending to the roof and interior. The fire was brought under control within an hour and it did not spread to adjoining homes. All occupants safely evacuated, and the fire did not cause any injuries.
Investigators from the Wheaton Fire Department along with the DuPage Fire Investigation Task Force conducted a fire investigation. The cause of the fire is undetermined but not suspicious in nature. Damage estimates are unavailable at this time. The City of Wheaton Building Department was called to the scene, and the building was deemed unsafe for occupancy.
The Wheaton Fire Department was also assisted on the scene by the Wheaton Police Department and several fire departments from neighboring communities. The building was turned back over to the property owner after the fire.