Almost a dozen fire departments were called after a fire engulfed two levels of a house and displaced residents in Zion Sunday morning, fire officials said.
The Zion Fire-Rescue Department and Zion Police Department responded around 11:50 a.m. Sunday to the 2800 block of Ezekiel Avenue for a report of a structure fire.
Multiple 911 calls were made for a house that was on fire.
The single occupant of the home made it out safely before the fire department arrived, according to Zion Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Rocco Campanella.
The occupant reported that no one else was inside the home.
Heavy flames and smoke were visible from the structure when the fire department arrived.
The fire is believed to have originated on the second floor and it spread to the attic and roof area, Campanella said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the first alarm level to bring additional assistance to the scene.
Almost a dozen fire departments responded to the scene.
Multiple hose lines were deployed on the interior and exterior of the structure, Campanella said.
A ladder truck was used to remove roofing material and siding from the house to prevent the fire from starting up again.
Fire officials said firefighters did an “excellent job” in containing the fire so it did not spread further.
The Zion Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA) responded to the scene to assist with traffic control and provide rehab to the firefighters.
Surrounding fire departments also handled multiple unrelated emergency calls in Zion at the time of the fire.
Campanella said the home is uninhabitable and damage was estimated at $100,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Zion Fire and Rescue Department.