Orland Fire District prevents fire from consuming Orland Park home
The Orland Fire District responded at 11:34 pm on Friday evening, Dec. 8, 2023 to a reported structure fire at a home on in the 15200 block of Stradford Lane in Orland Park.
Multiple 911 calls were received for the reported house fire.
Battalion 6 arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage of the single-family ranch home.
No one was injured in the fire.
The fire had already extended from the garage and was spreading quickly into the attic of the of the garage .
Fire companies arriving on the fire scene made a blitz attack on the fire deploying two pre-connect hose lines preventing the fire from extending into the main part of the home. The fire was contained to the garage by fire companies, but smoke did extend into the structure.
The fire was quickly brought under control and multiple fire crews from the Orland Fire District arrived on the scene and assisted with fire control, search and rescue, and overhaul of the structure.
The homeowners escaped the fire and called 911. The homeowners were evaluated at the scene and were transported to Palos to be evaluated. Orland Park Police assisted the elderly homeowners until they could be evaluated by fire personnel.
A full still alarm was called to provide additional manpower and equipment to the scene and to back fill Orland stations.
The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. The fire is being investigated by the Orland Fire District Origin and Cause Team. The home is currently uninhabitable.
Other departments providing coverage and manpower included Palos Fire, Tinley Park Fire, Lemont Fire, Oak Forest and North Palos Fire Districts as well as change companies from our neighboring departments.