The Oak Brook Fire Department initially received a report of a vehicle on fire inside an attached garage on the 100 block of Woodland Drive in the Timber Trails Subdivision. The Department was dispatched to the incident at 1:55 p.m., according to a news release.
Fire crews arrived on scene to find a fully involved attached garage fire with some extension into the house. The initial crews controlled the main body of the fire and stopped a further spread into the home. The fire was extinguished by 2:26 p.m., the release said.
The occupants were confirmed to be out of the house, but they will not be able to return soon. The home will need some cleanup — there is smoke damage and the smell is unpleasant, Battalion Chief Gary Clark told Patch.
"The garage will have to be boarded up," Clark said in a phone interview. "At this point, they're not going to stay in the home."
The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no reported injuries at the scene, according to the release.
Clark said the vehicle in the garage was possibly a BMW. The vehicle is a total loss and the garage likely will have to be rebuilt.
After the fire was put out, firefighters ventilated the home to remove smoke, overhaul and search for hidden fires to make sure it didn't spread anywhere else. The incident ended at 3:33 p.m.
Oak Brook Police assisted the Oak Brook Fire Department with traffic control. The following fire departments also provided assistance:
- York Center
The total estimated cost of the damages was not available Wednesday evening.