460 E. Osage Ln.- Structure Fire
August 6, 2012
On Sunday, August 5, at 11:07 a.m., the Palatine Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from a 3-story building at 460 E. Osage Lane. The first Palatine Fire Department crew arrived on the scene in 5 minutes and reported smoke coming from the first and second floors. The crews determined there was a kitchen fire on the second floor, which was quickly extinguished with a 1¾-inch pre-connected hose line. The fire was under control in 15 minutes.
The resident was home at the time of the fire and was awakened by an activated smoke detector. The Palatine Police Department assisted residents out of the building prior to the arrival of the fire department. Two residents on the 3rd floor were found in their unit unharmed and were assisted out of the building by fire personnel. No firefighters, police officers or residents were injured in this incident.
Eighteen members of the Palatine Fire Department along with personnel from the Arlington Heights Fire Department responded to the scene. The unit where the fire originated was deemed uninhabitable because of the damage. The remaining five units in the three-story building were tenable. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The damage estimates are not currently available.
The Palatine Fire Department stresses the importance of making sure all residents have a working smoke detector. Batteries in the smoke detectors should be changed twice yearly and families should plan together on what to do if they have a fire in their home or apartment.