Wauconda firefighters responded to a reported garage fire this afternoon at 26703 N. Main Street in an unincorporated area of their district. Upon arrival, units found a two-story house with heavy fire in the attached garage threatening the living space. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a 2nd Alarm bringing additional companies to the scene. Though the house has smoke damage throughout, only a small area along the garage wall was reportedly damaged by fire. Firefighters advanced two lines into the house to stop the fire from spreading. The fire was out within a half hour of the original alarm.

Mutual aid companies included Long Grove, Countryside, Fox Lake, Round Lake, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Barrington, Nunda, Lake Zurich, Cary, and Mundelein.

Larry Shapiro went to the scene and arrived as the fire was extinguished. Nevertheless, he submitted a few images of the scene and the units that responded.


attached garage fire in Wauconda IL

The garage sustained extensive damage and a partial collapse of the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

garage fire damages house

The fire was stopped just as it began to impinge on the house. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters overhaul garage after fire

Firefighters remove debris from the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters with a hose line

Firefighters wet down smoldering pockets in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

burned out car in garage

The charred remains of a car in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters rolling hose

Firefighters break down the attack lines and roll hose. Larry Shapiro photo

Wauconda Fire Department tower ladder

The Wauconda tower ladder is positioned in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

fire tanker nursing an engine

Wauconda’s tanker is setup to nurse the engine in front of the house at 26703 N. Main Street. Larry Shapiro photo

Click here for a gallery with more fire scene photos by Larry Shapiro.