This from Larry Shapiro:

Shortly after 9PM on July 4th, firefighters in Long Grove and neighboring departments responded to a call for fire on the roof of a large house at 5421 Tall Oaks Drive in an unincorporated portion of the district. First arriving units found heavy fire along the peak of a three-story house and made a quick external attack before taking lines inside. After knocking down the bulk of the fire, they chased spot fires inside and along the peak as they had trouble accessing the affected area from the inside. The area was without hydrants. Tanker 55, a 3,000-gallon tanker, nursed the attack engine and a supply line was dropped over a the distance of a long block to the main road where two portable tanks were setup initiating a tanker shuttle to supply additional water.

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A ladder brought to the rear would assist firefighters in gaining access to the rear peak that was burning Larry Shapiro photo

large house at night with roof fire

A small flame at the roof peak is visible from the side of the house as firefighters deal with trying to access the area. Larry Shapiro photo

small fire at roof peak

Small flames persisted at a hard to access roof peak. Larry Shapiro photo

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Long Grove Tanker 55 nursing Squad 55. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department tanker nursing an engine

Long Grove Squad 55 gets water for the initial attack from Tanker 55. Larry Shapiro photo

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Long Grove Tanker 56 working at it’s maiden fire. Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply operation at fire scene

Prospect Heights Tanker 9 drafting from a portable tank on Route 22 at Tall Oaks Drive. Larry Shapiro photo

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