Wendy Carnahan Death, Obituary – According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the deceased female has been named Wendy Carnahan. According to the information provided by the coroner’s office, she was pronounced dead at 10:06 p.m. on Wednesday at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. On Wednesday evening at 9:06 p.m., firefighters from the Lemont Fire Protection District responded to a report of a house fire in the 1000 block of Blacksmith Lane that reportedly had occupants trapped inside.
According to the fire district, the first unit arrived at the scene in slightly more than three minutes and discovered an active fire in the basement of a single-story home. According to a release, firefighters confirmed there was still one person inside the home, and one person had already left the home before the fire district arrived. Both “an aggressive fire attack” and a search for occupants of the home were started as soon as the crews arrived. According to the district’s statement, firefighters were able to locate and rescue one person while searching the home.
According to the district, both people who lived in the house were taken to the hospital, but unfortunately, one of them did not survive the fire. The district reported that the fire was brought under control in approximately fifteen minutes. After that, crews continued to clear debris, look for hidden fires in void spaces, and ventilate smoke and toxic gases for a while longer. The significant damage caused by the fire and smoke renders the home unsafe to live in, according to the fire officials.
The MABAS 19 Fire Investigators and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are continuing their investigation into the cause of the fire. According to the District, the incident was upgraded to a full still alarm, which brought 28 firefighters to the scene. They staffed five engines, two ladder trucks, two ambulances, and other command officers. In addition, the incident was upgraded to a full still alarm.