No injuries were reported after firefighters from six nearby communities worked to extinghuish a fire at a townhome in Geneva Sunday evening.
The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched at 9:15pm Sunday to a four-unit townhome in the 300 block of Larsdotter Lane in the Fisher Farms neighborhood. A townhome resident called 911 after discovering a fire in the garage.
The first arriving Geneva fire company found a large fire in the attached garage that had spread to the townhome’s second floor. A working fire response was requested to bring additional resources to the scene.
An aggressive exterior and interior attack brought the fire under control in less than 20 minutes.
The cause of the fire is unknown at the moment. The preliminary origin of the fire was determined to be in the front of the garage, and extensive damage occurred in the there and in two second-floor bedrooms above the garage. The remainder of the structure suffered smoke and water damage.
The townhome is not habitable, but the other three building units had only a very minor smoke smell or no damage at all.
Additional support was provided by the Geneva Police Department, Geneva Emergency Management Agency, Geneva Public Works Department Electric Division, and Nicor Gas.