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House fire in Prospect Heights, 1-26-22

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:


January 26, 2022

PROSPECT HEIGHTS —Wednesday, January 26 at 7:48 p.m. the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported fire at 108 Patricia in Prospect Heights.  

Upon arrival, a two-story home was found to have fire in the attic. Heavy smoke was coming from all eaves of the roof, and no fire had spread into the home’s interior.  Within a few minutes of their arrival, the first engine had a hose stream on the fire and extinguished the original fire. Efforts were then focused on the fire spreading in the roof and attic. Simultaneous with this, a search was made of the home to ensure everyone was outside. The fire was brought under control and extinguished within 20 minutes of arrival using two hose lines and more than a dozen fire apparatus. Approximately 40 firefighters composed the response force. Firefighters spent nearly one hour checking for hot spots and fire spread to ensure the fire was completely out.

A total of five engines, five water tankers, two aerial trucks, two ambulances, one rescue squad, and several chief officers were at the scene. Besides the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District and Wheeling Fire Department that were initially dispatched, assistance was provided by Des Plaines, Glenview, Mount Prospect, and Libertyville fire departments; the Elk Grove Township, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove fire protection districts.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Prospect Heights Fire Protections District reminds everyone to always have two ways to escape from their home, to ensure smoke alarms are present and working, and to develop an emergency plan should their home be destroyed by a fire or other disaster.

Fire sprinklers save lives and property. Had this structure been equipped with fire sprinklers, the original fire would have been extinguished prior to the arrival of the fire department or at the worst, contained to the single room where it had started.

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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18 (more)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18


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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18 (more)

More on the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18.

Then tanker shuttle included:

Long Grove, Countryside, Round Lake, Crystal Lake, Antioch, Bartlett, East Dundee, Prospect Heights, Palatine Rural, McHenry Township, Nunda, Lake Villa, Fox Lake, Woodstock, and Elk Grove Township.

Bartlett FPD Tender 2

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Trucks at the scene were from Palatine, West Dundee, and Wauconda.

Engines were from Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, and Algonquin. 

Squads from Cary and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods plus ambulances from Barrington, Barrington Countryside, and Des Plaines were also at the scene.

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Prospect Heights FPD history

This from Drew Smith:

I thought I’d share some history of Prospect Heights tankers. Before the decommissioning of the 1994 Spartan/S&S tanker, Prospect Heights operated a 1968 Ford/Darley tanker. That tanker had a Darley two-stage 750 GPM pump and a 1500 gallon tank. In 1989 that tanker was sent to Monroe Truck where a new, 1500 gallon wet-side tank was installed. Prior to the new tank, Darley overhauled and rebuilt the pump. After delivery from Monroe Truck, members of the PHFD plumbed crosslays and installed new warning lights and had a local provider apply graphics. That tanker served a total of 26 here at the PHFD. It was then sold to the Mountain, WI FD where it served several more years. It is currently owned by Michael Zahnen, owner of The Zahnen Companies in Michigan, a Spartan EV dealer. Mike was also a member of the PHFD more than 30-plus years ago.

ProspectHeights FPD history - Tanker 9.

ProspectHeights FPD history – Tanker 9. Prospect Heights FPD photo

ProspectHeights FPD history - Tanker 9.

ProspectHeights FPD history – Tanker 9. Prospect Heights FPD photo

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