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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

Just before 2:00PM on Thursday, (4/22/21) fire companies from Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Lake Zurich, Prospect Heights, Mundelein, the Countryside FPD, the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, Barrington, and Elk Grove Township were dispatched for a house fire at 3159 Cuba Road in Long Grove. Initial reports were of fire on the roof that the resident was attempting to extinguish. The 6,000 square foot home with a cedar shake roof is located roughly 1,000 feet from the road with a winding driveway and wooden bridge for access.

A dispatcher notified responding units that the homeowner had reportedly reentered the home, but was outside again when the first units arrived. Long Grove units saw fire from the attic in front of the house and from the rear as well upon conducting an initial size up. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing more resources including several additional tankers.

An interior attack was made and found heavy fire inside the home before firefighters were forced to retreat and change to defensive operations. Long Grove Tanker 55 with 3,000 gallons of water and Squad 55 with 730 gallons were both in the driveway followed shortly thereafter by Lake Zurich Engine 324 with another 750 gallons after they dropped 750′ of 5″ hose up the driveway on their way in. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which later was upgraded to a 2nd and then a 3rd Alarm.

A deck gun was used to attack the fire until the initial 4800-gallon combined water supply was depleted while additional companies initiated a water supply from the street. Tankers shuttled water from two fill sites, one east and the other from the west.

At one point ammunition inside was heard exploding. Embers from the fire spread to the east starting several small brush fires. The wind-driven fire spread quickly and totally consumed the house which was completely destroyed. 

 

fire destroys massive 6000 square foot home in Long Grove

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An incomplete list of agencies at the scene includes:

  • Long Grove FPD – battalion chief, chief, squad, tanker
  • Buffalo Grove – chief, battalion chief, tower ladder, ambulance, MobileComm
  • Prospect Heights – chief, tanker
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD – battalion chief, squad
  • Deerfield-Riverwoods FPD – squad
  • Palatine – squad
  • Barrington – chief
  • Barrington Countryside FPD – battalion chief
  • Elk Grove Village – ambulance
  • Mundelein – ambulance
  • Wheeling – chief, ambulance
  • Lake Zurich – engine, chief
  • Mount Prospect – engine
  • Highland Park – engine
  • Gurnee – engine
  • Lake Forest – engine
  • Palatine Rural FPD – tanker
  • Countryside FPD – tanker
  • Grayslake FPD – tanker
  • Elk Grove Township FPD – tanker
  • Round Lake FPD – tanker
  • Cary FPD – tanker
  • Lake Villa FPD – tanker
  • Nunda Rural FPD – tanker
  • Fox River Grove FPD – tanker
  • Wauconda FPD – tanker
  • Northbrook – tower ladder

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House fire in Long Grove, 7-10-17

Long Grove firefighters were sent to 4745 Wellington Drive Monday morning before 5:30 for a reported house fire. Based on phone calls received, dispatchers at RED Center upgraded the Code 3 response to a Code 4 for the working fire while units were en route. Long Grove Squad 55 arrived and reported visible fire and initiation of a transitional attack. The fire at the roof’s peak above a two-story front foyer was knocked down quickly. Companies remained on the scene doing extensive overhaul and salvage work.

Water supply was secured through the use of tankers that were nursing Long Grove Squad 55. A partial list of units at the scene included Long Grove Squad, Tanker, and Ambulance 55, 5500, 5501, 5502; Buffalo Grove Quint 27 and Battalion 4; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck and Battalion 51; Arlington Heights Engine and Ambulance 4; Wheeling Engine 23; Countryside Tanker 411; Prospect Heights Tanker and Ambulance 9; plus tankers from Palatine Rural,  Barrington Countryside, and Wauconda; Lake Zurich Engine 4 and 3203; Libertyville Quint 462; Barrington Ambulance 361; Deerfield-Bannockburn Squad 19;  and Palatine Engine 81.

house fire inLong Grove Il

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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fire trucks at fire scene in driving rain

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aerial ladder reaches roof with set back

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Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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fire department tanker nursing an engine

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fire department tanker nursing an engine

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panoramic image of house fire scene

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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2-Alarm house fire in Long Grove 9-16-16 (more)

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2-Alarm house fire in Long Grove 9-16-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Long Grove FPD was dispatched with mutual aid companies to the area of Old McHenry Road and Cuba Road Friday night (9/16/16) just after 9:30PM for a reported house fire. The location is just blocks from the fire station and the Long Grove units were in the area within minutes of the call. They found a vacant house in disrepair off of Shagbark Lane with heavy fire.

The Code 3 dispatch was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Nine units were due on the initial dispatch including three tankers and another 12 units with five tenders were due on the Code 4 along with several chief officers.

Long Grove Squad 55 and Tanker 55 used 4,000 gallons of water which was quickly supplemented by another 3,200 gallons from the Wauconda tanker and 1,000 gallons from Lake Zurich Engine 4 as a water supply operation was implemented with a tanker shuttle.

Eventually a Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm for tenders only brought multiple additional resources to the scene.

vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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firefighter with hose line at huge house fire

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firefighters climb engine at major fire scene

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firemen pull hose at fire scene

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55 KME

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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portable dump tanks for water supply

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Grayslake FD tender dumps water at fire scene

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Elk Grove Township FD tender dumps water at fire scene

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House fire in Spring Grove, 7-17-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

07/17/16
Lightning from Sunday morning’s storm struck a house on Rudolph Ct. in Spring Grove. Crews where able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, holding the response to a full still. The area has no hydrants so tenders nursed into Spring Grove’s engine. Jeff Rudolph

McHenry Township FPD engine

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Fox Lake FD tender

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Spring Grover FD pumper/tanker at fire scene

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Spring Grover FD tender at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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McHenry Township FPD tender

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Richmond FD ambulance

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Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16 (more)

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Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16

Schaumburg companies were sent to the SB IL Route 53 local lanes just past I90 just after midnight on Wednesday (6/8/16) for fire in a semi-trailer. They encountered fire in a 40′ trailer that was almost fully-loaded with commercial uniforms. Battalion 5 requested a tanker from Long Grove and the Elk Grove Township to supply Engine 52 with two lines off. Schaumburg Engines 51 and 54 plus Squad 55 were all on the scene and had used their tank water.

Rolling Meadows Engine 16 and Hoffman Estates Engine 21 were also on the scene assisting with manpower during the almost two-hour process to remove the smoldering contents of the truck. Also at the scene were Schaumburg Trucks 52 and 53, and Schaumburg Ambulances 53 and 54.

Long Grove fire department tender nursing an engine

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Schaumburg FD Truck 53

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firemen in tower ladder bucket use saw on truck trailer

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truck trailer fire on the highway

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firefighter uses saw at night with sparks

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fireman empties truck contents after fire

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fire department tender nursing an engine

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Elk Grove Township FD Tanker 11

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Schaumburg FD Engine 51

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firemen empty truck contents after fire

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Schaumburg FD Squad 55

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House fire in Green Oaks, 3-24-16

Libertyville firefighters along with automatic-aid companies were sent to 1470 Greenbriar Drive in Green Oaks (Libertyville FPD) just after 1AM when a homeowner, awakened by a smoke alarm, noticed a van outside had caught fire and was spreading to the attached garage.

The first arriving engine reported flames through the roof of the garage and made an initial quick attack with their deck gun. After the tank water was drained, the engine was nursed by a tanker that arrived after them and a hand line went into operation. A shuttle was setup with successive tankers nursing the Libertyville tanker and in turn the engine in the driveway.

The alarm was elevated to a Box Alarm which brought several tankers (tenders) to the neighborhood that is without hydrants. Though the garage and contents were heavily damaged, the fire did not communicate into the house.

The box was struck out about an hour later and companies began to pickup.

firefighters with tools approach fire scene

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tender nursing an engine during a fire

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engine nursing an tender during a fire

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Pierce fire engine with ail-burt light tower at fire scene

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tender nursing another tender during a fire

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attached garage destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine with ail-burt light tower at fire scene

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charred remnants of van fire

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firefighters with house line at night fire scene on the rain

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aftermath of house fire

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