At approximately 09:30 p.m. on May 19, 2022 the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 1200 block of North Main. Upon arrival, fire crews identified a fire in a detached garage. The fire was brought under control within minutes and did not cause any injuries. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental and apparently caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
Damage estimates are unavailable at this time. City of Wheaton Building Department was called to the scene. 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 owner after the fire.