2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills

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The Barrington Countryside FPD (IL) responded to a house fire early this morning (5/3/18) at 83 Paganica Drive in Barrington Hills. A header was visible as units were en route and they found heavy fire from the second floor and mansard roof upon arrival. The resident had evacuated the house. The area is without hydrants.  The first engine and tanker pulled into the driveway with 4,000 gallons of water as the second engine dropped a line to the end of the street to initiate a drafting operation from three portable tanks. Fourteen tankers shuttled water for over two hours to supply several hand lines that were operating. The house sustained heavy damage and the fire’s origin is believed to be a lightning strike.

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rural water supply operation with tenders and portable tank at fire scene

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-MAX fire engine on scene

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heavy smoke fire house fire

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Firefighters battle huge house fire

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long hose lay of large diameter hose LDH

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9 dumping water

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Bartlett FPD Tender 2 in long line of tenders

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fire department tenders nursing an engine

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-MAX fire engine on scene

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