Village of Westmont
Date: January 27, 2018
At 9:46 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, the Westmont Fire Department received numerous 911 calls reporting a fire in an apartment building located at 73 Piers Drive in Westmont. Upon arrival, fire department companies reported heavy fire through the roof of a 12-unit, 3-story apartment building. Westmont Fire Department command upgraded the fire to a box alarm and later it was upgraded to a 2-11 fire, which brought in agencies from Tri-State, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Darien-Woodridge, Pleasantview, OakBrook Terrace, Addison, Lisle-Woodridge, and Argonne. The fire was brought under control within two hours. One firefighter was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. He was treated and released. Red Cross was called to the scene and assisted numerous residents with finding lodging for at least a few days. Westmont Police Department and Westmont Emergency Management were on the scene throughout the incident and assisted with traffic control.
“We want to thank some of the residents in the building who called 911 and also ran around on all 3 floors notifying their neighbors of the fire. Without their quick action, the outcome of this emergency could have been much worse,” said Deputy Chief Steve Riley.
Westmont Fire Department officials are still investigating the cause of this fire.
Contact: Westmont Fire Department Deputy Chief Steve Riley