Small roof fire quickly extinguished
By Fire Chief Drew Smith
December 16, 2017

Prospect Heights firefighters respoinded on Friday, 12/15 at 6:47p.m. to a report of smoke in or from the building in the 1200 block of north Elmhurst road. On arrival nothing was seen. After investigation fire was discovered in the roof near an exhaust fan for one of the several restaurants in the strip mall. A working fire response was requested sending additional firefighters to the scene. One hoseline was taken to the roof where PH and Wheeling firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and checked for extension of the fire into other businesses. A second hoseline was taken into the restaurant below the fire area where Prospect Heights firefighters also checked for extension. Shortly there after the Prospect Heights battalion chief dismissed the other fire departments that had responded to help. Damage and loss from the fire was limited to the roof and water inside one business. The PHFD would like to thank the Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Mount Prospect fire departtments for thier assistance.