Wheeling (IL) firefighters were called to 568 Fairway View Drive early Sunday evening (10/16/16) for an oven fire. It was reported that the resident was unable to shut off the oven. A Wheeling ambulance company was at a nearby unit when the call was dispatched and was on scene within minutes in an area that is otherwise at the end of Wheeling’s district.
The firefighters were unable to quell the fire with an extinguisher as it had spread to the cabinets. Residents were evacuating the three-story building that was filling with smoke.
Suppression companies arrived soon thereafter and hit the fire while others searched the upper floors and began clearing smoke.