At 09:35 am, Saturday September 24, 2022, the Macomb Fire Department responded to a reported dryer fire in a Single-family home at 1665 E Wheeler Circle in Macomb. The initial crew arrived on scene at 09:41 and found smoke emitting from the structure. Entry was made into the structure where smoke was encountered, the entry crew made their way through the structure to the laundry room where they encountered flames emitting from the laundry room. The occupants of the home were at home at the time of the fire and notified 911 while exiting the building. The fire was extinguished and deemed Under Control at 09:56 am. No Injuries were reported.
The home sustained significant damage to the laundry room and hallway, with smoke and water damage throughout. The occupants did not have insurance.
The residence had smoke detectors, and they were sounding at the time of arrival.
Currently the cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation by the Macomb Fire Department.
Five on-duty Macomb firefighters initially responded with an additional 5 off-duty firefighters being called in. Thank you to McDonough County 911, Lifeguard Ambulance, Macomb Police Department, Macomb Public Works, and Ameren IL for their assistance with the call. The scene was cleared at 12:05 pm.