Archive for August 11th, 2022

2-Alarm house fire in South Barrington, 8-11-22

Barrington and Countryside firefighters were dispatched almost simultaneously for two reported house fires this afternoon (8/11/22). Companies were sent to both addresses, one on Penny Drive that was unfounded and the other at 4 McGlashen Drive in South Barrington where arriving police officers reported heavy fire in the garage after neighbors reported hearing an explosion.  The Code 3 was upgraded upon arrival to a Code 4 Working Fire, and then a MABAS Box Alarm was requested as companies went defensive. A 2nd alarm was requested a few minutes later.

Firefighters made a good stop on the fire containing it mostly to the garage and kitchen areas that were involved on arrival. The large home is situated in a gated community without hydrants, and a tanker shuttle brought water for the fire attack. Twelve tankers were used including two from Barrington Countryside, Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Round Lake, Bartlett, Nunda, Libertyville, Fox River Grove, Crystal Lake, Wauconda, Huntley, and McHenry Township.

Trucks at the scene were from Hoffman Estates and Palatine, squads from Cary and Schaumburg, plus engines from Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Buffalo Grove, Grayslake, Lincolnshire, and Lake Zurich in addition to three from Barrington Countryside. Ambulances were from Barrington, Mount Prospect, and Des Plaines.; #larryshapiro;; #firescene; #E-ONE; #EONEStrength; #barringtonCountrysideFPD; #tendershuttle;

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

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Milwaukee firefighters responded to Milwaukee’s long-vacant Northridge Mall Wednesday, Aug. 10 for the fourth fire in just over three weeks. It was upgraded to a second alarm due to the size and decrepit condition of the building. When firefighters arrived, smoke was pouring from the old food court area.

A similar incident happened back on July 19. That fire was arson, and damage was estimated at approximately $200,000. Firefighters reported it was one of the hottest fires they’ve ever fought. There were additional fires July 16 and July 24. On the 16th, crews responded to a rubbish fire. On the 24th, someone yet again gained access to the unsecured building.

Every one of these incidents is an enormous drag on resources, and firefighters’ lives are in danger as firefighters risk losing oxygen and not coming out alive. 

Since there’s no electric or gas in the building, the only way the fire could have started was by someone setting it. 

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North Palos FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- This was the North Palos FPD.’s Engine 803, a 1987 Spartan/E-1 1500/500.
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