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Municipalities investigate consolidation for fire & EMS

The Chicago Tribune has an article about a study to investigate a consolidation of fire and EMS services of the Highwood, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Lake Bluff fire departments.

Lake Forest, Highland Park, Lake Bluff and Highwood are expected to form a task force in early 2013 to study ways to save money through collaboration — including the consolidation of fire protection and emergency medical services for their 60,000 residents.

Going with the national trend of consolidation could save the four communities between $1 million and $1.8 million annually, according to a study by the International City/County Management Association.

Lake Forest dispatches its own fire/EMS and police, and on contract dispatches Lake Bluff’s 100-year old volunteer fire department, as well as providing ambulance service to Lake Bluff.

Highwood contracts with Lake Forest for police dispatch and goes through Regional Emergency Dispatch (RED) in Northbrook for fire/EMS. Highland Park, with nearly 2,000 fire/EMS calls annually, dispatches all of its public safety calls.

Another option would be to contract with an existing universal dispatch center, such as Northbrook’s Regional Emergency Dispatch, and a third option would be housing dispatch for fire, EMS and police under one roof, Irvin said.

Leonard Matarese, director of research and project development at the ICMA Center for Public Safety Management, analyzed the four jurisdictions’ fire and EMS needs.

“The longtime premise nationally has been to have same level staffing, 24/7, for fire and EMS, but the realization over the last five years (globally) is that workloads and service demands have peaks and valleys,” he said. “Analyzing services workloads and calls convinced fire prevention officials in England over a decade ago to allocate staff based on time of day and days of the week. Typically, fires and EMS calls occur during the day and slow down by 9 or 10 at night.”

The ICMA study suggests there are three alternatives related to firefighting and emergency medical services:

“Functional consolidation,” which involves cooperation across jurisdictions for a common service, but the four departments remain separate entities.

“Operational consolidation” maintains a legal separation, but the four departments join operations and administration to function as a single agency.

“Full consolidation” merges four fire departments into a single entity, in which jurisdictional boundaries “become invisible” and all service demands become single functions of the department.

The ICMA projects the functional and operational alternatives could save members between $950,000 and $1.5 million annually; with full consolidation savings between $1.4 million and $1.95 million.

“It’s typically political, financial, labor contracts and retirement systems that are major issues,” said Matarese. “But these four cities are already at a certain level of sharing, cooperation and functional consolidation. Also, they do some joint purchasing and standardizing of equipment.”

The entire article can be viewed HERE.

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Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12 (update)

More images from the extra alarm fire on Sunday in Beach Park.

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12

Firefighters from the Countryside FPD force a door on the west side of the building to gain access to the heavy fire burning inside. Tim Olk photo

Five trucks were at the scene including Grayslake, Mundelein, Winthrop Harbor, Lake Forest and Gurnee. The last three mentioned went to work. The other units remained in staging while their crews were put to work.

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12

A firefighter in the bucket of the Lake Forest tower ladder directs a master stream into the building. TIm Olk photo

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12

The Gurnee tower ladder works on fire burning in the attic and through the roof. Tim Olk photo

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12

Just under 3,000 feet of large diameter hose was dropped along Lewis Avenue to a hydrant several blocks away. Larry Shapiro photo

Engines pumping at the fire included two from Beach Park, two from Newport Township, and one from Lake Bluff.Antioch, Countryside, Great lakes, Knollwood, Waukegan, and Zion also sent engines.

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12 Seagrave Maurader II engine

Beach Park Engine 1222 is pumping in-line, midway between the hose tender and the fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Several departments responded with multiple units including Lake Villa with two, Grayslake with two, Antioch with two, Fox Lake with two, and Newport Township with three.

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12 Newport township FPD

The Newport Township FPD hose tender is on a hydrant several blocks from the fire scene after dropping almost 3,000 feet of 5" hose. Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12 Fox Lake Fire Department

Working off a hydrant on another block, firefighters from Fox Lake refill their tanker to shuttle water back to the portable tanks near the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Fox Lake responded with a squad on the fire box and a tanker on the tanker box. Libertyville also sent a squad on one of the fire box alarms.

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12 tanker tender operations at fire scene

Since the local water main was not sufficient to supply the amount of water being deployed at the fire, a tanker shuttle was initiated where up to three tankers could simultaneously dump into a series of four portable tanks that were tied together. Here, tankers from Antioch, Fox Lake, and Beach Park discharge water into the free-standing tanks that are being used by a Newport Township engine and a Lake Bluff engine who are supplying two of the master streams. Larry Shapiro photo

Eight tankers were shuttling water including Antioch, Beach Park, Bristol (WI), Fox Lake, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Newport Township, and Round Lake.

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12 large diameter hose fails

Water flows freely after a section of the large diameter hose failed. Larry Shapiro photo

Ambulances on the scene included Beach Park, Highwood, Lake Villa, and Pleasant Prairie (WI).

Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12 building collapses

Several hours after the fire broke out, the building suffered a major structural collapse. Larry Shapiro photo

A video will be posted tomorrow. Additional fire scene images can be viewed HERE and HERE.

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Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12

Police officers reportedly spotted a fire early this morning at the Happyland Pet Store located at 11432 W. Wadsworth Road in Beach Park. First arriving companies found heavy smoke the the alarm was upgraded very quickly.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that:

The Beach Park Fire Department said firefighters were called to the building that houses the Happyland Pet Center, 11432 W. Wadsworth Road, at 6:06 a.m.

Initial reports said a person was trapped in one of the apartments above the store, but all residents of the building were able to escape the fire.

The Chicago Tribune has an article which states that:

A Beach Park pet store was completely destroyed this morning after a blaze broke out in the basement and killed hamsters, gerbils, fish and reptiles, officials said.

Firefighters were alerted about 6 a.m. to the Happyland Pet Center located at 11432 W. Wadsworth Rd. and found heavy smoke, said Beach Park Fire Department Chief Paul Tierney.

Firefighters went into rescue mode and searched the upstairs of the structure when a flashover occurred. A water supply issue at the scene slowed down firefighting efforts and assisting companies were called in from 15 surrounding communities including Waukegan, Zion and Newport, Tierney said. About 75 firefighters were called to the scene.

“The fire had been burning for quite some time before we were called,” said Tierney. He added the fire originated in a concrete bunker-type basement that had only one entrance.

Jeff Rudolph, Tim Olk, and Larry Shapiro all went to the scene. Jeff arrived shortly after the 2nd Alarm was pulled and submitted several images.

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

Smoke pushes out of the front of the pet store building, Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

Heavy fire is seen on the second floor which was living space. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The fire on the second floor breaks through the roof as firefighters use hand lines in the rear. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12 Winthrop Harbor Fire Department

The Winthrop Harbor truck working an elevated master stream from the west side of the building (the 'B' sector) as heavy fire vents through the roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The Lake Forest tower ladder was one of three trucks working at the scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The entire second floor, attic, and roof are well involved as seen from the rear. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

Smoke pushes out of the first and second floors as tower ladders from Gurnee and Lake Forest work on opposite sides of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

A Beach Park engine works of a hydrant near the building, but the operation required more water than the main could handle so a tanker shuttle was instituted. Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

After the main fire on the second floor was knocked down, fire continued to burn in the rear and the basement for quite some time. Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The Winthrop Harbor quint was relocated to the B-C corner and was put to work again. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of Jeff’s images is available HERE. Tim Olk has images available for viewing HERE. Larry Shapiro has a gallery which can be viewed HERE.

More images and a video will be added later.

 

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Truck collision on US 41 3-8-12 (update)

Jeff Rudolph also took in the semi crash in Lake Bluff yesterday:

 Came across Lake Bluff semi pin in yesterday.  Noon time accident, northbound rt. 41 north of 176. 2 fast moving semi’s approached a slow moving semi stuck behind a dumptruck turning. 1st semi swung to the inside lane and passed the slow truck, the second did not see the slower one in time and struck the left rear of the semi. One pt. the driver was pinned and required extensive extrication. Lake Bluff and Knollwood, with Lake Forest ambulance all dispathed. m/a to scene from North Chicago with an engine, Great Lakes with a truck. Libertyville to Knollwood station. Driver was transported to Lake Forest hospital, the other driver was not injured.

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

An overview of the trucks on the highway after the driver had been removed. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Forest ambulance

The Lake Forest ambulance transported the truck driver to the hospital. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Damage to the cab of one truck in proximity to the other truck involved in the collision. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

It took firefighters close to an hour to free the driver of this truck that was trapped in the cab. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Towing

One of several units on the scene from Ernie's Wrecker Service. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Bluff Fire Department squad

A brush unit from the Lake Bluff Fire department. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Wrecker Service

A heavy wrecker from Ernie's backs down toward the wrecked truck. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

A firefighter grabs supplies from Lake Bluff Squad 520. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Another view of the damage to the truck after the driver was freed. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Truck collision on US 41 3-8-12

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Knollwood Fire Department

Knollwood firefighters have a safety line off as others work to free the driver trapped in his truck. Tim Olk photo

An over the road tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer yesterday morning in the northbound lanes of Route 41 just north of Route 176. The crash occurred almost directly in front of the Knollwood Fire Station after the second driver apparently failed to see the first truck slowing down. The driver of the first tuck was unhurt and the other driver was trapped in his truck for almost an hour as firefighters from Knollwood, Lake Bluff, North Chicago, and Great Lakes worked to extricate him.

Tim Olk was at the scene and submitted several images.

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Lake Bluff Fire Department

A firefighter uses a saw to cut open the back wall of the truck's cab. Tim Olk photo

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver North Chicago Fire Department

Firefighters work from the front and side of the truck to gain access to the trapped driver. Tim Olk photo

He was later transported to Condell Hospital by Lake Forest paramedics.

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department

After the other truck was moved out of the way, firefighters from several departments had additional room to work on extricating the trapped driver. Tim Olk photo

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver

A chain is attached to the engine block providing an anchor for pulling the dashboard away from the driver. Tim Olk photo

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Lake Bluff Fire truck

Lake Bluff Squad 520 "the Guardian"supplied many of the tools used to extricate the driver. Tim Olk photo

A large gallery with more images can be found HERE.

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Car into a pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

Deerfield Fire responded to a car into a pond last night in the 500 block of Lake-Cook Road. The first arriving police officer was able to step onto the car’s roof, break out the window and assist the driver in getting out of the car. The office sustained cuts to his hand freeing the driver. Apparently, units on the scene were unclear about whether or not there were any other occupants in the car based on what the driver was able to tell them, so a request for divers was initiated.

Highland Park, Northbrook, Lake Forest and Lincolnshire responded with divers who ascertained that there where no other occupants inside the car. The divers hooked the car for the towing company to make the removal.

Tim Olk responded to the incident and submitted several images of the scene.

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

A late model Mercedes Benz left the roadway and ended up mostly submerged in a pond off Lake-Cook Road in Deerfield on Sunday night. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

A Deerfield Police sergeant sustained cuts to his hand after climbing onto the roof of the submerged car and breaking out a window to free the driver. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

Deerfield Engine 20 lights the scene where a driver lost control and drove into a pond. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

After checking the car for trapped occupants, a fire department diver attaches a chain so the towing company can winch the car out of the water.. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

A diver stands by to assist the tow driver with hooking the car for removal. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

The tow truck begins to winches the car from the water. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

The car is lifted out of the pond by the tow truck. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

After being pulled from the water, the car is loaded onto the rollback. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

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North Chicago 3rd Alarm fire + 1 special 9-12-11

After 10AM on Monday morning, the North Chicago Fire Department received reports of smoke coming from a building at the vacant Knights Inn Motel property, 2315 Greenbay Road.  The first arriving companies entered and found two fires. After attempting an interior fire attack, the ceiling began to give way and they backed out of the building and initiated a defensive attack. A MABAS Box Alarm was struck followed shortly by a 2nd Alarm, a 3rd Alarm roughly an hour later, and eventually one special alarm for relief companies. Departments responding to assist North Chicago were Lake Forest, Gurnee, and Highland Park with trucks, Newport, Deerfield, and Libertyville with squads, Winthrop Harbor, Waukegan, Great Lakes, Knollwood, Lake Bluff, Beach Park, Mundelein, Countryside, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Grayslake with engines.

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

Multiple colors of smoke can be seen here as the fire begins to burn through the roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

Heavy smoke and fire blows out the front of the building which most recently housed a night club. Scott Lasker photo

Four aerials with master streams went to work along with multiple hand lines and multi-versals.

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

A company from Lake Bluff works a hand line into a side door. Jeff Rudolph photo

The Chicago Tribune reported the following information:

North Chicago firefighters will have to find a new place to practice after vandals set a fire this morning that destroyed a vacant building earmarked for fire training.

The fire department had recently received permission to use the building for training. But firefighters were called there for a real emergency shortly after 10 a.m. following a report of smoke coming from the shuttered hotel and restaurant at 2315 N. Green Bay Road, said fire department shift commander Dell Urban.

The complete article can be found HERE.

Jeff Rudolph, Scott Lasker, and Tim Olk went to the fire and submitted images.

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

The North Chicago tower ladder gets ready to go to work as firefighters hope to burn off some of the roof to allow access to the fire inside the building. Jeff Rudolph photo

Jeff Rudolph had the following description:

Companies responded to a smell of smoke in a vacant building. Companies found a small rubbish fire inside the rear portion of a vacant night club about 100′ x100′. Crews came back in with extingushers, but found a heavier body of fire on the other side of a wall and backed out to grab a hand line. The fire was fueled by foam and other highly combustible materials used in the nightclub, and when crews reentered they where forced out as the ceiling collapsed. Command requested a box that would go up to a third with a special for manpower. Most of the fire was knocked by elevated master streams provided by North Chicago,Lake Forest, Gurnee, and Highland Park. Plywood covered the inside of the front windows . Once the main body of the fire was knocked  an excavator was brought in to tear down the structure .
North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

The Lake Forest tower ladder stands ready on Greenbay Road. Scott Lasker photo

 

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

Great Lakes Engine 1912 supplied master streams and hand lines from Greenbay Road. Tim Olk photo

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

Firefighters work from the bucket of North Chicago Tower 9. Tim Olk photo

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

Lake Bluff Engine 519 was also pumping. Jeff Rudolph photo

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

Gurnee's tower ladder was one of four aerials using elevated masters streams. Tim Olk photo

Newport Township FPD Squad 1455

Newport Squad 1455 sits staged down the street. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department  2011 KME engine

Waukegan responded with two engines, one was Engine 3 with their new KME. Jeff Rudolph photo

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

After the bulk of the fire has been extinguished, the Lake Forest and North Chicago tower ladders brought their buckets to street level and directed the streams in through the front windows. Tim Olk photo

North Chicago vacant motel fire 9-12-11 arson

After the fire was out, this view from a tower ladder basket shows the roof of the building and just how much remained intact. Multiple HVAC units remain precariously supported in place. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk has a gallery of images HERE.

Jeff Rudolph has a gallery of images HERE.

 

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9/11 remembrance ceremony – Lake Forest Fire Department

The Lake Forest Fire Department and the Lake Forest Police Department held a special remembrance ceremony on Sunday to remember the deaths of 2977 people including the 343 uniformed members of the FDNY, 23 members of the NYPD, and the 37 members of the Port Authority Police Department.

The event was held at the Market Square in downtown Lake Forest. Aerials from Lake Forest and Knollwood were crossed over the square and supported an American flag. The ceremony featured several speakers and a bell ringing ceremony.

Tim Olk was at the ceremony and submitted several images.

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

Knollwood and Lake Forest aerials were extended and crossed over the Market Square in Lake Forest where a ceremony took place to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

An honor guard made up of Lake Forest police officers and firefighters march the colors into the ceremony. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

The honor guard prepares to post the colors as uniformed members of the police and fire departments stand on either side of the fountain. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

Uniformed members from Lake Forest and Knollwood stand in formation during the ceremony. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk was at the ceremony and submitted several images.

Lake Forest Fire Chief Jeffrey Howell addressed the assembled firefighters and guests. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk was at the ceremony and submitted several images.

Local residents attended the ceremony and this young man took the opportunity to show his patriotism. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

The ceremony was attended by several retired Lake Forest firefighters. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

A traditional bell ringing ceremony was part of the program. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

The Lake Forest mayor is the owner of this refurbished 1977 Seagrave P-series engine that formerly saw service in McCook. The engine was on display at the 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Tim Olk photo

McCook Fire Department 1979 Seagrave engine

The engine owned by the Lake Forest mayor used to be painted yellow as seen here when it belonged to McCook. Bill Friedrich photo

A gallery with many images can be viewed HERE.

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Beach Park gets help after storms

The storms that passed through the area on Monday evening caused heavy damage to many communities. Beach Park requested a MABAS Box Alarm to get help with the damage in their district. Jeff Rudolph sent in some camera phone pictures from the staging area located at Beach and Sheridan.

Beach Park Fire Department ambulance

Beach Park Ambulance 1242. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

Lake County Quad 2 Mobile Command Post

The Lake County Quad 2 Mobile Command Post. Jeff Rudolph photo

Buffalo Grove Quint 27

Buffalo Grove Quint 27. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Forest Utility 241

Lake Forest Utility 241. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

MABAS Box Alarm staging

Mutual aid companies staged. Jeff Rudolph photo

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3rd Alarm in Lake Zurich on 6-20-11

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

The 3rd Alarm in Lake Zurich's district originated in this attached garage. Larry Shapiro photo

The homeowner at 21396 Brandon Road in Kildeer called the fire department this evening shortly after 6PM to report a fire in the attached three-car garage. Fire protection is provided by the Lake Zurich Fire Department who responded with three engines and a truck. Long Grove responded auto-aid with a 3,000-gallon tanker since this neighborhood is without hydrants. The header could be seen as units went en-route and the alarm was filled out for the working fire. Upon arrival, companies were met with 20-foot flames from the garage which contained two cars. The alarm was quickly elevated to a MABAS Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm was requested within minutes. Lake Zurich Engine 4 setup at the base of the driveway after the tower ladder was backed into the driveway.

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

Lake Zurich Engine 4 is on the street just outside the driveway where the truck is parked. Larry Shapiro photo

The bulk of the fire was contained to the garage area with some extension into the house and the attic area.

Placement of the Lake Zurich tower ladder on the narrow driveway meant that all of the outriggers were set on grass. Larry Shapiro photo

A skid-load and a 2 1/2 were pulled from Engine 4 which had 1,000 gallons of tank water that was immediately supplemented by 3,000 gallons from Long Grove Tanker 55. As these lines went to work, Lake Zurich Engine 3 laid 900 feet of 5″ down the road where they took an in-line position. Lake Zurich Engine 2 laid out an additional 700 feet of 5″ to the end of the street where they were met by Barrington Tanker 361 who setup their portable tank. The in-line operation was completed before companies ran out of water.

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

After providing Lake Zurich Engine 4 with an additional 3,000 gallons of water, Long Grove Tanker 55 backs down the long block to make way for other units to head to the fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

The bulk of the fire was contained to the garage area with some extension into the house and the attic area.

Looking east on Brandon Road from the fire scene, Lake Zurich Engine 3 is seen 900 feet away, and in the distance, Engine 2 is another 700 feet farther down at the corner. Larry Shapiro photo

The bulk of the fire was contained to the garage area with some extension into the house and the attic area.

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

Arlington Heights firefighters prepare to ventilate the roof as interior crews work to extinguish fire that extended into the attic. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

A Lake Zurich firefighter wets down areas of the garage after the fire has been declared under control. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

Lake Forest firefighters hit the remaining hot spots in the garage after the outer wall collapsed. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A 3rd Alarm was requested for manpower to assist companies with salvage and overhaul. One firefighter was transported to the hospital after going through rehab.

Larry Shapiro went to the scene and although he spotted the header from Buffalo Grove, the main body of fire was knocked down before he arrived at the scene. He submitted several images from the scene.

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

Lake Forest also responded to the fire with Engine 422. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

Mundelein Engine 431 was due on the Box Alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

Grayslake responded on the 2nd Alarm with Engine 2717 which was staged half a mile from the fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich Fire Department house fire Brandon Road Kildeer

Mt Prospect Engine 13 was one of the farthest companies to respond to the fire in Kildeer. Larry Shapiro photo

Departments assisting at the scene included tankers from Long Grove, Barrington, Nunda, Cary, and Palatine Rural. Engines came from Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Fox River Grove, Grayslake, Mundelein, Mt. Prospect, and Lake Forest. Ambulances on the scene were from  Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Libertyville, Highland Park, and Lake Villa. Squads came from Deerfield, Wauconda, and Gurnee, plus Arlington Heights responded with a tower ladder.

A large gallery of images from the scene can be found HERE.

The Chicago Tribune has an article HERE.

 

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