Labor Day House Fire In Unincorporated Plainfield Sustained Extensive Smoke Damage

On Monday morning, September 4, 2023 at  4:18am the Plainfield Fire Protection District responded to a reported house fire in the 2500 block of Lockner Blvd., in unincorporated Plainfield. Fire companies arrived on the scene to find a one-story home with smoke and fire showing. The residents of the home had self-evacuated prior to the fire departments arrival. Upon investigation, fire companies confirmed a fire in the rear of the home and attic. The fire was brought under control, but the home sustained extensive smoke damage and fire damage to the attic.

House fire in the 2500 block of Lockner Blvd. – photo courtesy Plainfield Fire Protection District

One resident of the home was evaluated by EMS personnel on the scene but declined further treatment. Due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area the fire was upgraded to a full still alarm which brought in additional resources from Channahon FPD, Joliet FD, Lockport Township FPD, Troy FPD, Minooka FPD, and Oswego FPD to assist at the scene while Aurora Township FPD, Bolingbrook FD, Homer FPD, Northwest Homer FPD, and Romeoville FD provided station coverage during the fire. Plainfield Emergency Management assisted on scene, and the Red Cross was called in to assist the residents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Plainfield Fire Investigators.