Cause of Boulder Hill Fire Under Investigation

No one was injured in the fire Thursday night.

The Oswego Fire Protection District was dispatched to a residential fire at 6 p.m. Thursday.

When they arrived, firefighters found the attached garage of a house in the 100 block of Fernwood in Boulder Hill was on fire, said Oswego Fire Battalion Chief Josh Flanders.

Flanders said that at the time of the fire there had been people in the house, but they had all made it out by the time the fire department arrived.

The fire took about 20 minutes to put extinguished and was confined to the garage. Flanders said there was heavy smoke damage to the rest of the house and it would be up to the Kendall County Building Department if the residence can still be inhabited.

Flanders said the smoke was widespread.

“It covered almost all of the eastern side of Boulder Hill," he said. 

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The Bristol-Kendall Fire Department filled in at the OFPD station during the fire. 


Oswego Gladys September 21, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Wow scary especially in this well populated area. Thank God the fd got it out quickly!
Courtney Cecille September 21, 2012 at 03:50 AM
I know the family....they all made it out ok. But they lost the family pet they were all very close to. Thank god all the boys are okay though
Louie September 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Great job by all, when I was on my way home at 6:30 they had already done a great job containing the area. In such a tightly built neighborhood and with these droughts any type of fire is dangerous as it can spread very fast.....
Smokingdiesel September 21, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Nice job OFD
lukas borden September 21, 2012 at 04:15 PM
thank you everybody for your support my name is lukas and my twin brother logan and his friend robert were in the house when it started i was in the back room playing xbox when i smelled smoke so i asked logan down the hall if he was baking something. He said that he thought that i was so when we went down the hallway we saw smoke coming from the garage so logan opened the door and the whole wall on the left side of garage was in flames so we got out of the house and logan called the fire department so they came and got rid of the fire. unfortunately all my pets did not make it except my little brothers fish. my dog tigger my cat bandit my two birds crayola and shamrock and my four parakeets are the ones that did not make it. so please keep me and my family in your prayers. thank you four your time.
Oswego Resident September 21, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Sorry for your loss, Lukas. Pets can be replaced, brothers cannot. Glad that you, your brother and friend all made it out safely.
brandon davis September 21, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Hey guys I'm so sorry that that happened. They r my cousins and I was so saf when I heard about this.
Christine Maslo Sweeney September 21, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Lukas, Hi I'm Tyler Maslo's mom. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your unfortunate loss. I'm glad everybody got out and are ok. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. I told Logan this morning if you guys need anything or if there's anything we can do please let us know.
sandra September 21, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Lukas I am sorry for your loss of your beloved pets. They become a big part of the family as well. It is very fortunate that all the humans made it out alive. I can't begin to imagine how you and your family feel with such a large lost. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Please know you have a comunity here that wants to help you. I saw on bookoo oswego there is a collection going to help you get the things you need. I am looking around to see what I can donate. I wish you all the best.
Carol Anaski-Figurski September 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM
oh my gosh was this a 5 alarm fire? Trivia ? what was the biggest fire in Oswego ever known?
Herm September 24, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Perhaps the Zentmeyer auto dealership that used to sit of the corner where Shuler's drug store was and where the bike shop is now. Cars and fuel and fuel tanks blowing up, it had to be a dusey.
Carol Anaski-Figurski September 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM
you live in the real world, a bomber could be anywhere.


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