The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire around 1AM this morning at 1025 Old McHenry Road. This address is perhaps 100 yards from their #3 fire station at 1075 Old McHenry Road. The first company found heavy fire on the east side of the 2-story building. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional manpower.  Later,  the fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm for still more manpower to assist with the extensive overhaul that was required at this old house which had been remodeled multiple times. Securing a positive water supply was delayed slightly when the first hydrant the engine tried malfunctioned.

Lake Zurich house fire 11-8-10 1025 Old McHenry Road

Smoke pushes from the second floor of this old house at 1025 Old McHenry Road in Lake Zurich. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich house fire 11-8-10 1025 Old McHenry Road

Firefighters from Palatine Quint 81 work on the roof to attack the fire that inside companies can't get to. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of images from the scene can be seen HERE.

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