The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1517 Williams Street today, November 14, 2023, at 12:25 PM. The response included all three stations and the 11 personnel on duty. Upon arrival, personnel encountered heavy flames engulfing the front of the residence. Acting Battalion Chief James Pendergast established command and the Brooks Street Station crew used an attack line (hoseline) to make entry to the residence to extinguish the fire. The Central Station crew established a water supply connecting to a nearby hydrant and then performed a search of the residence; the Fremont Street Station crew assisted in searching the residence. All occupants were able to safely exit the residence.
The fire caused damage through the front portion of the home and fire damage near the area of origin. There were no injuries reported. Preliminary damage estimates are at $18,000.
An emergency callback of off-duty fire personnel was initiated to provide emergency coverage for the City. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is still under investigation by Galesburg Fire investigators.
***Courtesy of the Galesburg Fire Department***