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Barrington 2nd & 4th Alarm fire 10-10-12

The Barrington Fire Department received a call near shift change this morning for a barn on fire at 21089 Ridge Road in Barrington Hills. First arriving companies found light smoke visible from the road and proceeded down the private drive with Quint 362, Tanker 362, and Engine 363. Engine 361 dropped 1,000′ feet of large diameter hose back to the street where two 3,000-gallon portable tanks were setup for a water supply. This area of Barrington Hills has no hydrants.

Barrington Hills barn fire Ridge Road 10-10-12

Goggle Maps view of the scene.

The three units in the driveway provided 3,500 gallons of water plus another 960 gallons from Engine 1 prior to the establishment of the tanker shuttle. A MABAS Box Alarm was requested immediately and the alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm within minutes. Tankers from Long Grove, Palatine Rural, Round Lake, and Wauconda were due along with squads from Cary and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, trucks from Palatine, Elgin, and Mundelein, ambulances from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Deerfield, plus engines from Algonquin, Fox River Grove, Lake Zurich, Carpentersville, West Dundee, and Hoffman Estates.

large fire in Barrington Hills on Ridge Road 1-10-12

Fire engulfs the center section of the barn and garages at 21089 Ridge Road in Barrington Hills. Tim Olk photo

The barn/garage structure that was burning contained hay, a boat, a fork lift, and several other mechanical devices in addition to various equipment and supplies. Several horses were safely evacuated to an adjacent pasture.

The alarm was upgraded to a 4th Alarm for tankers only which added Fox Lake, Prospect Heights, Bartlett, Nunda Rural, and Crystal Lake.

Tim Olk arrived at the scene shortly after the Box Alarm was requested, and Larry Shapiro arrived roughly 30 minutes later. Both have images which will post plus a video as they become available.

One firefighter was transported to the hospital with an ankle injury.

 

 

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Long Grove structure fire 9-15-11

The Long Grove Fire Department received a call this morning about a house on fire at 1889 Checker Road. The fire department had been using the vacant house for training over the past two weeks as eight other departments participated in multiple interior evolutions per day. The training was completed yesterday and the fire department is scheduled to burn the house to the ground for the developer this Saturday morning with area residents in attendance.

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Long Grove Squad 55 was in the driveway and supplied five lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied the squad with 3,000 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

The call was delayed roughly 20 minutes this morning because the neighbor thought the fire department might still be training. Upon the realization that the fire was unattended, she phoned in the alarm and Long Grove responded with their full assignment including Tanker 55 since there are no hydrants in the area. The header could be seen shortly after leaving the station, and the first unit reported a working fire at the north end of the house where a large stack of wooden pallets had been stored.

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The garage was down when firefighters arrived and the pallet storage was well involved. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Firefighters work a 2-1/2? line around the heaviest fire. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Firefighters take a line into the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Smoke pushes out of the two-story section of the house as firefighters made an interior attack to stop the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Tankers were requested from Prospect Heights and Fox Lake since the department wanted to prevent the structure from going to the ground. Engines from Buffalo Grove and Palatine came in as did an ambulance from Arlington Heights for rehab. Much of the house was saved and will be burned on Saturday …

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Prospect Heights Tanker 9 brought an additional 3,000 gallons to the scene and was able to nurse the squad just as the Long Grove tanker was out of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene to photograph the fire.

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Long Grove firefighters stand by with a hand line on the exterior of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The house sat 1/2 mile into the property with a gravel driveway. Rigs had to back down into position. The Fox Lake tanker was the last unit in line and made two trips to refill their 3,000-gallon tank. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

As the fire has been contained, firefighters apply foam to the smoldering areas in an effort to conserve water. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The pallet pile smolders as firefighters hit hot spots. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The bulk of the house lives to burn another day. Larry Shapiro photo

A full gallery of images from the fire can be viewed HERE.

A few images from Larry Shapiro from the training which took place over the past two weeks. Galleries can be viewed HERE and HERE.

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Buffalo Grove's reserve engine was used during the multiple days of training. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Multiple evolutions per day were conducted with interior fires and searches for victims. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Long Grove Engine 55 pumped alongside Buffalo Grove's engine. They drafted out of a series of three portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Wheeling, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, and Barrington all participated in the training. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

As the last day of training came, the fires grew in intensity. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

The final evolution of the multi-day training was in this room on the first floor. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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