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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18 (more)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18

 

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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18 (more)

More on the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18.

Then tanker shuttle included:

Long Grove, Countryside, Round Lake, Crystal Lake, Antioch, Bartlett, East Dundee, Prospect Heights, Palatine Rural, McHenry Township, Nunda, Lake Villa, Fox Lake, Woodstock, and Elk Grove Township.

Bartlett FPD Tender 2

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Trucks at the scene were from Palatine, West Dundee, and Wauconda.

Engines were from Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, and Algonquin. 

Squads from Cary and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods plus ambulances from Barrington, Barrington Countryside, and Des Plaines were also at the scene.

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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18

large house in Barrington Hills engulfed by flames

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The Barrington Countryside FPD responded to a house fire early this morning (5/3/18) at 83 Paganica Drive in Barrington Hills. A header was visible as units were en route and they found heavy fire from the second floor and mansard roof upon arrival. The resident had evacuated the house. The area is without hydrants.  The first engine and tanker pulled into the driveway with 4,000 gallons of water as the second engine dropped a line to the end of the street to initiate a drafting operation from three portable tanks. Fourteen tankers shuttled water for over two hours to supply several hand lines that were operating. The house sustained heavy damage and the fire’s origin is believed to be a lightning strike.

Barrington Countryside FPD E-ONE e-MAX Engine 37 at fire scene

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Lightning may be to blame for a fire that tore through a nearly 9,000-square-foot Barrington Hills home after violent storms pushed through the region early Thursday morning. Firefighters from the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and about 20 other departments spent roughly two hours getting the fire on Paganica Drive under control.

Neighbors reported hearing a loud boom during the night, before firefighters well called to the scene at about 4:40 a.m., when the homeowner spotted flames. While most of the damage occurred to the roof, the house was left uninhabitable by the fire.

Because the neighborhood has no fire hydrants, firefighters set up a rural fire operation which involved bringing water to the scene in tenders. At no time was water supply lost, according to the fire district.

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Working fire in the Bartlett FPD, 12/11/17

From the Bartlett FPD Facebook page:

12/11/17 Bartlett Box Alarm at 1760 Hilltop in unincorporated Elgin

Last night, Bartlett firefighters responded to Hilltop Road in unincorporated Elgin for a reported garage fire. Upon arrival, crews were met with a well-involved attached garage fire extending into the home. Due to the amount of fire, wind conditions, and lack of fire hydrants, a MABAS Box was activated to bring in additional manpower and equipment necessary to extinguish the fire

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firefighters silhouetted buy fire

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garage destroyed by fire

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firefighters with hose line at night fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at night fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at night fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at night fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at night fire scene

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Bartlett FPD fire engine drafting

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Bartlett FPD fire engine drafting

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Barrington-Countryside FPD news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

There were no injuries Saturday when the tire of a fire engine went into sinkhole in Fox River Grove.

A Barrington-Countryside engine being used to run routine errands was preparing to make a turn about 1 p.m. out of the parking lot of Jewel, 800 W. Northwest Hwy., when a sinkhole formed underneath the front tire, Barrington-Countryside Fire Batallion Chief Jeff Tress said .The vehicle was towed from the parking lot within an hour and is still able to be driven.

The engine is currently out of service until it can undergo further inspection.

Tess said the sinkhole was reportedly about 2-feet-wide and 5-feet-deep, though official measurements were not immediately available.

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will host an antique fire truck show Saturday, May 20. It will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1 at 22222 North Pepper Road in Lake Barrington. The free, all-ages event will feature about a dozen antique fire trucks from various eras. Guests will get to mingle with firefighters, learn more about emergency services and vote for their favorite vehicles in the “People’s Choice” award category. There will be free hot dogs and refreshments, and activities. For more information, contact the fire protection district at (224) 848-4800 or visit bcfpd.org.

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Barrington Countryside FPD news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

In early March, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District agreed to a contract with Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS).

The agreement, in part, means firefighters with Barrington Countryside will be able to communicate more effectively with other departments that are a part of NWCDS, which serves nearly 500,000 people spanning more than 170 square miles.

Police and fire departments in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Inverness, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Schaumburg are all with NWCDS.

Barrington Countryside FPD Deputy Chief Don Wenschhof said the fire protection district agreed to a per-call fee in the new contract with Northwest Central Dispatch System, making it difficult to compare costs under the district’s former agreement with Round Lake Beach-based CenCom.

The per-call fee amounts to $58.53, while no entry fee was charged under the agreement with Northwest Central Dispatch System.

The cost to work with NWCDS may ultimately be more for the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District but firefighters thought the services offered were worth the expense, he said.

From 2014 to 2016, Barrington Countryside averaged about 1,857 emergency calls a year to CenCom, according to CenCom.

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Barrington Countryside FPD news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

At the beginning of the month, The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District left CenCom 9-1-1 to join  Northwest Central Dispatch System.

Deputy Fire Chief Donald Wenschhof III said the switch provides stronger, wider-ranging radio coverage throughout the district.

Barrington Countryside serves portions of Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Lake Barrington and Inverness; and portions of unincorporated Cook, Lake and McHenry counties.

The district used CenCom’s services since its split from the Barrington Fire Department in 2014.

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District entered into an automatic aid agreement with the Huntley Fire Protection District this week.

Under the terms of the agreement, Huntley will send an ambulance to a structure fire that happens within Barrington Countryside’s borders. In exchange, Barrington Countryside will send a fire engine to all fires that happen within Huntley’s borders.

Barrington Countryside now has automatic aid agreements or partnerships with 12 Northwest suburban fire service agencies.

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4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17 (part 3)

Video (part 2) from Larry Shapiro 4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17

gallery of photos can be found at Shapirophotography.net

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