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Crystal Lake Fire Department news

Excerpts from the NorthwestHerald.com:

First responders Firefighters from numerous municipalities responded to a house fire Monday morning in the 900 block of Wedgewood Drive in Crystal Lake. The fire, which was reported by neighbors about 9:15 a.m. and filled the upper floor and attic of a two-story home, quickly was contained.

The fire caused about $80,000. Its cause is not yet known, but it is being treated as a suspicious incident, Crystal Lake Fire Chief Chris Olsen said.

“The residence was not sprinklered; however, smoke detectors were activated. The first arriving crew removed dogs from the residence while engine companies deployed two hose lines into the building for suppression and searched for occupants,” according to a statement from Battalion Chief Chris Koppera.

Units from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Harvard, Huntley, Lake Zurich, Marengo, McHenry Township, Nunda Rural, Spring Grove, Wauconda, and Wonder Lake assisted at the scene.

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Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department news

Excerpts from there NWherald.com:

Crystal Lake firefighters responded about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Nash Road in Crystal Lake for a structure fire called in by an occupant of the residence.

When first responders firefighters arrived at 10:45 p.m., they saw flames coming from the front of the single-story home. Additional assistance was requested from 10 other fire departments.

The fire quickly was extinguished and no one was injured. The home sustained smoke damage throughout and the damage is estimated to be more than $25,000. The Crystal Lake Building Department deemed the home uninhabitable.

Firefighters from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Barrington Countryside, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Marengo, Huntley, Cary, Wauconda, and Nunda Rural assisted.

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3-Alarm fire in Crystal Lake, 11-3-15

Excerpts from WGNTV.com:

One person was injured in a fire at a single-family home in unincorporated Crystal Lake

Just after 6:30 a.m., firefighters arrived on the scene at 6015 Blue Court and found a fully-involved fire.

One resident was treated and transported with undisclosed injuries. No firefighter injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage to the residence and its contents are estimated to be $300,000.

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Early shot of the fire scene.

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Early shot of the fire scene.

From Tim Olk at the scene of the 3-Alarm fire in Crystal Lake at 6015 Blue Court (11-3-15).

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Crystal Lake house fire 3-22-14

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Crystal Lake Box Alarm on box #5-342 for the house fire at 62 Barberry Drive. Engine 344 arrived with a small single-story home with heavy fire showing from the C Side.  Engine 344 dropped a 2 1/2. Tower 381 backed down to set up and McHenry Engine 44 supplied water to them from the hydrant down the street. Multiple lines were dropped and operating . Defensive attack on the fire due to a collapse in the roof and small explosions.

 

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5th Alarm with 1 Special for Crystal Lake house fire 5-2-13

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Crystal Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 3217 Carrington Drive around 3:20pm . Engine 341 reported a very large header when responding, and with that information Crystal Lake Battalion Chief 330 requested a 2nd Alarm on Box Card #5-371. Shortly thereafter, Engine 341 arrived to find a 2-story home fully involved in all divisions and they went defensive mode. Within minutes Battalion 330 arrived and requested Tender Box #5-371 to the 5th alarm, and after requesting the tanker box he went on Engine Box #5-341 and upgraded that to the 5th Alarm also. Later they requested a MABAS Division 4 Interdivisional Box alarm for more crews. The main fire building was a 2-story 50 X 50 home which extended to three other houses. They also had a few small brush fires in the area due to embers. The main fire building did collapse. More Photos Here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.556844084338733.1073741834.228548690501609&type=1
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Header seen from a distance. Tyler Tobolt photo

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View from the street well into the fire. Tyler Tobolt photo

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Union FPD tender. Tyler Tobolt photo

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Engines drafting and pumping in the A Sector. Tyler Tobolt photo

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Fire continues to burn well after the roof collapsed. Tyler Tobolt photo

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Most of the structure has collapsed. Tyler Tobolt photo

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Water tenders in line, waiting to dump their tanks. Tyler Tobolt photo

From the Northwest Herald:

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two firefighters are being treated for injuries after four houses caught fire this afternoon in a subdivision near Crystal Lake.

One house is still on fire on the 3200 block of Carrington Drive. Firefighters are proceeding with caution because of a ruptured gas line, Crystal Lake Battalion Chief Chris Olsen said.

Firefighters had not extinguished the fire the because of concerns over fumes from a ruptured gas line, Olsen said.

Nicor has just arrived on the scene to shut off the gas, at which point firefighters will be able to completely put out the fire, Olsen said.

Olsen said he didn’t believe the gas line was the cause of the blaze, and added firefighters have yet to determine why it started.

Residents who were inside the homes when the fires erupted were able to escape without injury. Olsen said the firefighters’ heat-related injuries are believed to be minor. The two firefighters were taken to Centegra Hospital-McHenry.

The affected houses include one that has already burned to the ground. The fire originated at 3217 Carrington Drive sometime after 3:30 p.m. After the blaze started, wind blew embers across the street leading to neighboring houses to catch fire.

Several area fire departments and the Red Cross were called to the scene to assist.

Terra Cotta Avenue and Valley View Road from Park Drive to Crystal Lake Avenue are closed because of the fire.

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Garage fire in Crystal Lake 11-22-12

A Crystal Lake house fire was caused by a deep fryer on Thanksgiving Day. The Northwest Herald wrote this:

A garage was heavily damaged about noon Thursday when fire broke out as Jon Ring was warming up a deep fryer in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner at his home at 707 Windsor Drive. It was windy out, wife Kim Ring said. “I came outside, and I smelled the smoke. I knew it was the garage, and ran in and told everybody, ‘The garage is on fire. Get out!’ ”  Jon Ring has deep fried turkeys for 15 years, Kim Ring said. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department estimated damage at about $80,000 from heat, smoke and water, it said in a news release. Fire departments from McHenry Township and Woodstock assisted on the call.

The complete article is HERE.

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Firefighter injured at Crystal Lake extra alarm

The Crystal Lake Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire for several hours yesterday at 1344 Gardina Vista where a firefighter reportedly sustained injuries while on an aerial ladder. The firefighter was air lifted from the scene. According to the Northwest Herald:

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a vacant house in Crystal Lake for more than four hours Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to 1344 Gardina Vista in Crystal Lake shortly after 5 p.m. Several other area fire departments were called to help.

One firefighter was injured while on the scene. Officials would not release his name or say what department he was from. The firefighter was taken by Flight for Life emergency helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The complete article can be found HERE.

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