Observant neighbor alerts Harlem-Roscoe Fire, saves home


An observant neighbor and a quick knockdown by Harlem-Roscoe firefighters saved a home on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The neighbor reported smoke coming from a residence in the 5800 block of Ada Drive. Battalion Chief John Donovan says, "Upon arrival, we found fire in the mulch along the back side of the home and it had also traveled up the back outside wall. Crews quickly pulled siding and extinguished the fire. The damage was contained to the outside wall of the home, but could have been much worse if not for an attentive neighbor." Photos by HRFD Photographer Sheryl Drost.

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