Buffalo Grove initially received a call for a smoking outdoor light fixture before an additional call came in reporting a possible house fire last night on Buckthorn Terrace. When the first engine arrived, they reported smoke and then the incident was upgraded to a working fire response (Code 4). The homeowner had arrived home shortly before the fire department arrived. The house was charged with smoke and there was a small amount of visible fire in the rear. Upon making entry, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and then fire in the ‘C-D’ corner of the house. The fire eventually vented itself through a second story ¬†window as interior crews advanced their lines. There was one minor injury to a firefighter who was transported to the hospital and then released shortly thereafter. Arlington Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove, assisted Buffalo Grove. Barrington provided an ambulance for rehab and a Wauconda ambulance transported the injured firefighter.

Larry Shapiro submitted the following images, and has a complete gallery HERE.

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

Buffalo Grove firefighters make entry through the front door with heavy smoke conditions inside. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

A firefighter works off the bucket of Buffalo Grove's new Ferrara tower ladder to take out the second floor windows for ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

Fire self vents through a second floor rear window as interior companies down the hall advance. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010 Ferrara engine

Buffalo Grove Engine 26 (217) was the first unit on the scene and tool a hydrant just past the house. Three hand lines were used off this rig to fight the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010 Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD squad 51

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51, a Pierce Dash HDR, setup just past the tower ladder and deployed a Wil-Burt light tower to illuminate the scene in addition to running several small lights around the house for supplemental lighting. Larry Shapiro photo