Images from Larry Shapiro of Newport Township’s 4-Alarm house fire on Thursday in Wadsworth, IL
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This from Larry Shapiro:
Lake Zurich FD received a call at 4:34AM reporting a house fire at 23722 S. Lakewood Lane in unincorporated Lake County. FIrst in companies found a well-involved frame house. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm for additional tankers as the neighborhood has no hydrants. The house, which was reportedly vacant, was completely destroyed.
Companies on the alarm include four engines from Lake Zurich plus mutual aid engines from Mundelein, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Fox River Grove. Trucks were from Wauconda and Buffalo Grove. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and Libertyville sent ambulances, and tankers were from Long Grove, Cary, Fox Lake, Round Lake, Countryside, Palatine Rural, and Nunda. The Mess Canteen provided support services and chief officers were due from Wauconda, Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, and Palatine.
I arrived after the structure was already down and have some late images and a video that will follow later.
A video from Larry Shapiro showing yesterday’s 2nd Alarm house fire in South Barrington
South Barrington police say a mother and her two young children are safe after lightning struck their home this afternoon, starting a fire.
The incident took place around noon in the 0-100 block of Terra Vita Drive in South Barrington, police said—with the family inside—and initially was reported as an explosion.
He said the now-displaced family safely left the two-story, wood-and-brick house without help. No one was hurt but the house appears to be destroyed and has heavy damage to the attic, second floor and parts of the first floor, Deegan said.
Units were called to the scene and found smoke and fire from the roof. Companies initially made an interior attack but were reportedly forced to retreat due to insufficient water. At one point before all of the initial units arrived on-scene, there was some sort of explosion (possibly a smoke explosion) which blew out the front door. Fortunately, no one was injured as companies were preparing to make entry at that time. The alarm was upgraded to a box alarm and the attack went defensive. The house is located on a dead end street with no hydrants, just off Barrington Road.
The Still Alarm and Box Alarm brought: two engines and a 75′ quint from Barrington, a tower ladder from Palatine, tankers/tenders from Palatine Rural, Nunda Rural, Bartlett, Wauconda, and East Dundee. Additional engines came from Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Hoffman Estates, Fox River Grove, and Algonquin-Lake in the Hills. Ambulances came from Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove along with a squad from Cary.
Larry Shapiro was at the scene and submitted several images.
Barrington Engine 2, the first engine on the scene, went into the driveway. Palatine Rural Tanker 36 arrived soon after and backed into the driveway to nurse Engine 2 until the tanker shuttle could be setup. One portable tank was dropped in front of Tanker 36 and two were dropped near Barrington Engine 1 just past the house.
These engines would eventually supply a master stream from the Palatine tower ladder and several hand lines in the rear sector.
The alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm for tenders after it became apparent that more units were needed to maintain a constant water supply. Tankers/tenders came from South Elgin, Crystal Lake, and Fox Lake. With the exception of Palatine Rural Tanker 36 which was stationary, the other tankers each made at least four runs each to refill and dump.
Three portable tanks were dropped and tied together on Barrington Road to provide for a quicker turnaround. Long Grove Engine 55 drafted from these tanks and supplied the palatine Rural tanker through a moderate lay of 5″ LDH.
The fire eventually ran the full length of the attic and burned the entire roof off the large home before the fire was struck out.
Larry Shapiro has a large gallery of images. A video will follow.
This from Matt Tessler:
Here are some pictures of Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District. They had a two story, wood frame, vacant house approximately 80 x 30. Tenders from West Chicago, Bartlett, St. Charles, Pingree Grove, South Elgin, and Fox River and Countryside. Photos taken by Matt Tessler.
From Scott Peterson
photos of apparatus that I got in staging or lined up as companies were working and shots from the sceneScott
This from Jim Skrabel:
Thought you may want a few photos of the fire in Plainfield on Rolf road. The address was 23648 Rolf Road. One house totally destroyed and there was heavy damage to another.
The Herald News Sun has an article that states:
Fire destroyed one house and damaged another Wednesday night in the 23600 block of Rolf Road.
No one was injured in the fire, which Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said was reported at 5:41 p.m.
“Crews arrived to find the front of the two-story house on fire, the car on the driveway had started on fire and there were flames on the wall of the house next door from the heavy winds,” Stratton said.
The entire article can be found HERE.
Tim Olk took a drive on Monday to visit the fire scene in Peru, IL. When he went down there, they were over 30 hours into the fire and had requested a 4th Alarm for tankers to the scene. Tim found fires still burning and producing large amounts of smoke throughout many areas of the complex. He took a large amount of photos during the time he was on-scene which will be online in the coming hours. Here are a few samples of what he found in Peru. Earlier coverage of the fire can be found HERE.
Tim has a large gallery of images that can be found HERE.