Libertyville firefighters and surrounding departments responded to a barn fire at 14060 Old School Road in Mettawa Monday afternoon (1/9/18). Countryside Chief 4100 was the first to arrive and confirmed a working fire. Companies tapped into a hydrant across the street and were able to save the exposures, but the barn was destroyed. It was reportedly a four-stall barn and the horses were able to escape though some smaller animals  perished in the blaze. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for change of quarters and the full box assignment was filled out later.

Companies at the scene included two engines, a quint, an ambulance and battalion chief from Libertyville; engines from Countryside, Knollwood, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Gurnee, and Wauconda; a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods squad; and chiefs from Countryside, Lake Forest, Mundelein, and Libertyville.

Mettawa barn destroyed by fire

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Mettawa barn destroyed by fire

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firefighters man a hose line

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firefighter uses an axe to break a door

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Countryside FPD Chief Jeff Steingart

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51

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Lake Bluff FD fire engine

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fire trucks at barn fire

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fire trucks at barn fire

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fire trucks at barn fire

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Countryside FPD fire engine on scene

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Gurnee fire engine at scene

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Libertyville Battalion 46

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