At approximately 3:11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported garage fire in the 1500 block of East Forest Avenue. Upon arrival, crews identified a fire in a detached garage of a single-family home.
Firefighters brought the fire under control within minutes. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters in this incident. This street was briefly closed while firefighters responded, but it was reopened shortly after.
The cause of the fire was deemed accidental, however an exact cause is undetermined at this time. The Wheaton Fire Department was also assisted on the scene by the Wheaton Police Department and firefighters from the West Surburban Fire Rescue Alliance communities.
The building was turned over to the owner after the fire.