Flames Shoot From Second Floor of Home on Sheffield Lane in Geneva

Geneva and area firefighters report to a house fire at 2010 Sheffield Lane at around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Geneva, St. Charles and area firefighters raced to a home at 2010 Sheffield Lane in Geneva after a Tri-Com report that indicated "flames shooting" from the second-floor window at around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

As of 10:35 a.m., the fire had been put out and appeared to be contained to the single-family home.

A neighbor said the residents were not in the house at the time of the fire, but that information is unconfirmed.

Geneva police and fire personnel had blocked Sheffield Lane to all traffic.

Sheffield Lane, off of Williamburg Avenue, is within a few blocks of , but the fire was nowhere near the school, and students there were not in any danger.

Geneva Patch will follow up when information is available from official sources.


Several of the photos for this article were contributed by Geneva resident Rod McCleary.

Editor's note: The original version of this story said the fire was at 2004 Sheffield Lane. The Geneva Fire Department report says the address was 2010 Sheffield Lane. 

Hoodatis August 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Yikes! I hope everyone is indeed safe.
bob cagney August 28, 2012 at 04:33 PM
"Atta boy Luther", I mean Rod!
neighbor August 28, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Thank you Geneva and other fire/police depts. for securing the area, and quickly putting out the flames. The house has severe damage, and my heart goes out to the residents... Thank you to Dutch, a neighbor who called 911 immediately. I do believe it was before 10:15 as reported..
April Allen August 28, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Thank God that nobody was inside or that anyone was hurt. I have never seen our street so busy!!! We had a quick and prepared response. Thanks to everyone for helping keep things under control. ~The Allen's~


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