The Northbrook Fire Department received a call this evening reporting a barn fire at 2500 Pfingsten Road at the corner of Highland Road. The first unit on the scene was Glenview Engine 8 who confirmed a working fire in a commercial garage belonging to the Wilson Lawn & Landscape Company. They pulled a line and were soon joined by Northbrook Tower 12 and other Northbrook units. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 which brought trucks from Northfield and Glenview, a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods ambulance, and additional Northbrook companies.

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Fire vents through the roof and heavy smoke pushes out from the overhead door of the commercial garage at 2500 Pfingsten Road in unincorporated Cook County. Tim Olk photo

As the fire spread throughout the garage, companies pulled back and initiated a defensive attack which included an elevated master stream from Tower Ladder 12.

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Fire burns through the roof as Glenview firefighters direct a hand line into the garage. Tim Olk photo

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Firefighters pull back from the building as fire consumes the entire garage and the attack turns defensive. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk was on the scene right behind the first companies and submitted several images, with more to be posted HERE.

Larry Shapiro arrived roughly 20 minutes later and submitted images as well. Larry’s gallery is¬†HERE and a video is forthcoming.

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Fire burns through the roof as the tower ladder is prepared to go to work. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Firefighters back away from the building as the elevated master stream is opened. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Glenview Engine 8 was the first unit on the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Engine 8, parked on Highland Road, was supplying three hand lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department structure fire 2500 Pfingsten Road Wilson Lawn & Landscaping Co

Northbrook Tower 12 was at the driveway off Highland Road. There was another driveway off of Pfingsten Road. Larry Shapiro photo