8/15/01 0420 hrs
Geneva FD and 9 mutual aid departments responded to a 2 alarm house fire 2 blocks from Station #1. Found a 2 1/2 story balloon frame 40x60 fully involved with a victim on the 2nd fl. 1- 21/2" and 4- 13/4" handlines in operation. VES attempted through 2nd fl bedroom window but members driven back by high heat and heavy smoke.

After several minutes of aggressive firefighting, companies made the 2nd fl. and found 83 yom victim already succumbed. After extensive overhaul and investigation, the scene was cleared at 1130 hrs.

All departments that responded are to be commended for their very hard work under very adverse conditions.