Fire damages garage contents including vehicles


The Darien-Woodridge Fire District responded to a garage fire last week in unincorporated Downers Grove.

As part of a multi-agency Automatic Aid pact, the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District and Downers Grove Fire Department responded as well to the garage fire in the 5500 block of Pershing Avenue.

The first unit arrived in 3.5 minutes from the time of dispatch and had the bulk of the fire extinguished within five minutes after arrival. Fire Companies remained on the scene for another two hours performing salvage and overhaul, as well as investigating the cause of the blaze. Two vehicles, as well as contents in the 20’ x 30’ garage were damaged in the fire. Damage to the structure was minimal though the loss was estimated to be $70,000.

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