Orland Central Dispatch received multiple 911 calls of a reported house fire.
Upon arrival, fire companies encountered heavy smoke and fire in the rear of a two-story single-family residence with exposure to the two story home to the North. Due to gusty winds, heavy smoke, and fire conditions, the alarm was upgraded to a box alarm. Fire crews utilized multiple lines to quickly extinguish the fire.
Just as fire crews were making an aggressive attack, the rear windows of the home broke out, but crews were able to keep the fire on the exterior of the home and out of the living area. The homeowners were home and escaped without injuries prior to our arrival.
The Orland Fire District Origin and Cause team is investigating the fire. The cause is still under investigation.
The neighbor’s house to the North received minor damage as a result of the fire.
The Orland Fire District was assisted by numerous neighboring fire departments including Palos Fire, Northwest Homer Fire, Lemont Fire, Tinley Park Fire, and Homer Fire District. Other MABAS fire departments covered Orland stations and further calls for service.