Scott Peterson submitted photos from the 4th alarm in Harvard, IL last night with this report. Harvard is about 90 miles NW of Chicago and 10 minutes south of the IL/WI state line. The temperature was 0-degress. Fire began in a 2-story ordinary apartment building, about 100×150 and was held there. Fire was really rolling when the first companies from the Harvard Fire Protection District pulled up (just 4 blocks from the firehouse) and already thru the roof. This started about 7:40PM in a very busy strip of bars and people. Even with the cold, there were plenty of people about.¬†Two tower ladders, one aerial pipe, and multiple large hand lines were used, and all aerial devices were flowing their at their maximum (1,000-GPM). Companies were on the scene until early this morning continuing mop-up. 16 departments responded to the scene on the four alarms from Illinois & Wisconsin.

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Harvard Fire Department 4th alarm fire Jan 22, 2011

Fire is through the roof as aerial master streams flow from Woodstock, IL and Fontane, WI truck companies. Scott Peterson photo

All aerial devices flowing their max (1000gpm).

A view of the 'A' Sector in downtown Harvard last night as fire companies fight the 4th Alarm fire. Scott Peterson photo

All aerial devices flowing their max (1000gpm).

Companies stand by for an assignment as master streams fight the fire. Scott Peterson photo

All aerial devices flowing their max (1000gpm).

Steam rises from the street in the 0-degree temperatures as firefighters hit the remaining fire in Harvard late last night. Scott Peterson photo

All aerial devices flowing their max (1000gpm).

A view from the 'C' Sector shows tight access in the rear alley of the downtown area. Scott Peterson photo

All aerial devices flowing their max (1000gpm).

An engine from Sharon, Wisconsin pumps to a master stream in Harvard last night. Scott Peterson photo