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Barrington Box Alarm 1-8-13 (part 3)

Images from the Barrington Box Alarm from Larry Shapiro.

fire water tanker dumps water

Wauconda and East Dundee tankers fill the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

fire scene with water shuttle

The water supply officer manages the tankers dumping into the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

barn fire in Barrington Hills

Forest Preserve sign for the property. Larry Shapiro photo

many fire engines staged at fire scene

Many fire engines line Penny Road as firefighters finish up at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Barrington fire engine with lots of hose off

Firefighters begin to reload multiple lengths of hose onto the engine. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters working with hose line

Carpentersville firefighters work a line. Larry Shapiro photo

barn fire in Barrington Hills

Firefighters douse the smoldering ruins with Class A foam. Larry Shapiro photo

barn fire in Barrington Hills

White smoke shows the location of the former barn. Larry Shapiro photo

fire engine drafting from portable tank

Barrington engine drafting from the portable dump tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights Ambulance 1

Arlington Heights’ new Ambulance 1. Larry Shapiro photo

HME chassis water tankers

Two large water tankers on custom HME chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

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Barrington Box Alarm 1-8-13

The Barrington & Countryside FPD received a call reporting a barn fire this afternoon at 544 Penny Road in Barrington Hills. The vacant barn is on the Cook County Forest Preserve property behind a vacant house which used to be occupied by a caretaker. The structure was fully involved when the first Barrington companies arrived, and the alarm was upgraded immediately to a box alarm for water tankers and additional personnel.


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The structure went down quickly and no exposures were threatened. Five tankers shuttled water to the scene. Departments with tankers were Long Grove, Palatine Rural, East Dundee, Wauconda, and Bartlett. Engines came from Carpentersville, Lake Zurich, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Hoffman Estates, and Fox River Grove. Palatine responded with Quint 81 in addition to Cary Squad 255, Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26, and Arlington Heights Ambulance 1.

Tim Olk, Scott Peterson, and Larry Shapiro all went to the scene and will have images to share.

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Prospect Heights has been updated on the site

Several apparatus images representing the Prospect Heights Fire District have been updated. Larry Shapiro attended a training session and had ideal conditions to take shots. Images for the following units have been added:

  • Ambulance 9
  • Squad 9
  • Tanker 9
  • Engine 9
  • Engine 39

Prospect Heights Fire Department Engine 9

Prospect Heights Fire Department Tanker 9 S&S

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