Posts Tagged house fire in Lake Zurich

House fire in Lake Zurich, 5-15-17

Lake Zurich firefighters responded for a house fire at 22580 Somerset Court Monday (5/15/17) and found the garage and several vehicles burning. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm that included multiple tenders (tankers) to shuttle water to this area that lacks hydrants.

fire engine nursing another engine at a fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich fire engines at a fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighter with hose with smoldering ruins

Larry Shapiro photo

smoldering house that burned

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of house fire in Lake Zurich IL

Larry Shapiro photo

MESS Canteen service

Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks staged in a line

Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD Tanker 55 dumping into a portable tank

Larry Shapiro photo

Fox Lake FPD tanker dumping into a portable tank

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm in Lake Zurich, 2/28/15

A few images from Tim Olk after the fact at the house fire in Lake Zurich at 593 Peach Tree Lane on 2/28/15.

aftermath from house fire

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Lake Zurich fire engine

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aftermath from house fire

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2nd Alarm house fire in Lake Zurich 8-23-13 (more)

A video from this morning’s fire scene in Lake Zurich from Larry Shapiro

A gallery of the photos from the scene can be viewed HERE.

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2nd Alarm house fire in Lake Zurich 8-23-13

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.

 

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

All that was left standing was the lower portion of the front wall around the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Firefighters hit hot spots in what’s left of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Firefighters hit hot spots in what’s left of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Firefighters cut out the remaining garage arch. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

This Lake Zurich engine was first-in. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Round Lake tanker being dumped. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Two portable tanks were setup for water supply. Larry Shapiro photo

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.

 

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Apparatus staged down the block. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Long Grove tanker nursing the engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

View of the B-Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

View of the B-Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Long Grove Tanker 55 was nursing the Lake Zurich engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

The second Lake Zurich engine was drafting from the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

I arrived after the structure was already down and have some late images and a video that will follow later.

 

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2nd Alarm house fire in Hawthorn Woods 8-17-13 (more)

Larry Shapiro posted a video of the Hawthorn Woods 2nd alarm fire from last Saturday.

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2nd Alarm house fire in Hawthorn Woods 8-17-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

Just before 7PM, the Lake Zurich Fire Department received a report of a house fire in the 26000 block of N. Fairfield Road in Hawthorn Woods. The first engine on scene reported smoke and fire from a two-story vacant frame house. Companies were instructed to remain outside of the structure and initiate a defensive attack. A box alarm was struck and the 2nd engine laid a supply line from the long gravel driveway to the street to prepare for tanker operations. A 2nd alarm for tankers only was requested shortly thereafter and the fire was largely knocked down quickly. Companies made a search of the building but it was deemed unsafe to remain inside to fully extinguish the fire and perform overhaul.  A decision was made to standby outside as the fire grew and eventually demolished the structure.

The fire department was called to the same address less than a year ago for a fire in another vacant structure on the same property.

Four tankers responded and shuttled water to sustain hand lines used at various times throughout the 3+ hour incident. Companies on the scene included all four engines from Lake Zurich, a truck from Wauconda, engines from Palatine, Long Grove, Fox River Grove, and Palatine Rural (they were due with a tanker which is currently out of service). Tankers came from Cary, Fox Lake, Round Lake, and Nunda. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Barrington, and Libertyville had ambulances on the scene along with the MESS Canteen.

The 2nd alarm was struck out after 2 1/2 hours, although companies remained on the scene and began to extinguish the remaining fire and begin overhaul after that.

I have photos and video showing the progression of the fire which eventually involved the whole house. Here are a few images with more to follow plus the video.

 

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Two Lake Zurich engines prepare for the arrival of tenders to setup a water shuttle. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Long hose lay down the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

House after the initial fire was knocked down. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Fire begins to grow on the second floor. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Fire spreads throughout the second floor and attic. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

View of Sector C fully involved before the collapse. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

The front of the house after the roof collapsed. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Heavy fire extends to Sector D. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Fire consumes the entire first floor. A small fire devil (fire tornado) can be seen in the upper left corner. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images can be found HERE.

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