April 2, 2016
by Al Stasch
The Villa Park Fire Department responded to a report of a tree on fire on Adams street between Washington and Addison on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 12:55 PM. The initial report was described as an Outside Fire to DuComm. Upon arrival a tree was found partially up rooted and resting against a utility pole. The tree had severed a electric power line which caused the tree to burn,
Villa Park Engine 81 reported back to DuComm and requested a ComEd crew to repair the line. About 45 minutes after the initial report the power line came down and began smoking and arching in the grass behind a garage on Adams Street. Soon after the ComEd crew arrived and Villa Park Engine 81 was released from the scene.