Emergency personnel responded early Monday to a fire in the Windsor Lakes apartment complex.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Emergency personnel responded to a fire in a Woodridge apartment complex early Sunday.
No one was injured in a Woodridge apartment fire that broke out early Sunday morning. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm around 6:31 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Double Eagle Drive, according to a press release. Two residents were home at the time of the fire, the press release said, which started in an apartment kitchen. One resident was frantic, the release said. The other was asleep and unaware of his surroundings. Both were taken to a safe area. Emergency personnel found the apartment sprinkler system confined the fire to the kitchen stove. Unattended cooking was detemined to be the cause of the fire. Three apartments were deemed uninhabitable after the fire.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A Jan. 24 court hearing has been scheduled after both an October and Jan. 4 trial were postponed.
For the second time, a scheduled trial has been postponed in the case of a Woodridge mother charged with endangering her children. Sunitha Budithi reportedly went outside to move her car when an unattended candle ignited her apartment on Double Eagle Drive. The candle was part of a shrine inside a closet, according to authorities and court records. Firefighters arrived to find two children - one reported to be a six-year-old girl - inside the apartment. Both were taken to Edward Hospital, where they were treated and released for smoke inhalation. Budithi faces two counts of child endangerment and plead not guilty to the charges June 21. The case was set for an October trial but was continued to Jan. 4. The most recent trial date was …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunitha Budithi has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment.
A Woodridge mother accused of endangering the lives of her children after a fire started in the family's home is scheduled to stand trial in October. Sunitha Budithi, 39, faces two counts of child endangerment in connection to a May fire inside the family's apartment on Double Eagle Drive. Budithi reportedly went outside to move her car when an unattended candle "ignited the residence." The candle was part of a shrine inside a closet, according to authorities and court records. Budithi, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, is set for trial on Oct. 24. Lisle-Woodridge firefighters responded to the apartment complex around 7:45 a.m. on May 19 after a fire alarm went off. They arrived to find the children - one reported to be a six-year-old…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Sunitha Budithi, 38, of Woodridge, allegedly left her kids to move her car when a fire broke out in her apartment.
A Woodridge woman charged with endangering the lives of her children plead not guilty at a status hearing Tuesday. Sunitha Budithi, 38, allegedly left her two children alone when she went to move her car in the parking lot of the apartment complex in the 6600 block of Double Eagle Drive. While she was out, an unattended open flame in a closet being used as a shrine started a fire in the apartment. The two children were found by first responders of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department in the apartment and rescued. They were taken to Edward Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. Both children are younger than 10, according to Kate Croteau, management analyst for the Woodridge Police Department. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Two children were rescued from the apartment fire, which broke out last Thursday morning.
Thursday morning's fire started in a closet of the apartment, which was being used as a religious shrine, according to a report by the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department. The shrine included incense and candles, the report said. The cause of the fire was attributed to an unattended open flame near combustible material. The fire was therefore deemed to be accidental. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm in an apartment building in the Seven Bridges complex around 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 19. Upon arrival, the department found a fire in one of the apartments in the complex, located in the 6600 block of Double Eagle Drive. Two children were found in a bedroom of the apartment and brought to safety. Those …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District responded to the fire around 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
Two children were rescued from an apartment fire Thursday morning. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department was notified of an emergency by way of a fire alarm in an apartment building in the 6600 block of Double Eagle Drive around 7:40 a.m., according to a press release from the department. Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered a fire in one of the apartment units. Firefighters found two children in the bedroom of the apartment and brought them to safety. The children were transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation. Jim French, bureau chief for the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department, said he did not know whether anyone else was home at the time of the fire. The sprinkling system in the apartment prevented the fire from …