The Antioch Fire Department (IL) went to a 4th Alarm for a house fire in their unincorporated district that has no hydrants. Firefighters rescued the resident from the house upon arrival.
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Here’s my video from the Newport Township FPD house fire in Wadsworth, IL.
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The Newport Township FPD (IL)was called at 3:30PM on Thursday (1-23-14) for a house fire at 38591 Arbor Court in Wadsworth. First arriving companies found fire in a large two and three-story house at the end of dead-end street in a sub-division without hydrants. The alarm was quickly upgraded to a Box Alarm as companies went to work with an interior attack supplied by one of Newport’s pumper/tankers.
Companies had to abandon the interior attack as the fire spread rapidly. Within minutes the alarm was upgraded to a 2nd alarm, then a 3rd alarm, and eventually a 4th alarm bringing companies from throughout Lake County (IL) and neighboring Kenosha County in Wisconsin.
An extensive tanker shuttle was put into operation with three portable tanks dropped roughly 2,000 feet from the fire building, at Cashmere Road and Crabapple Drive. At least 10 tankers were deployed, as they had to travel over 3 miles to fill and return.
The 4th alarm was struck out just after 7PM.
I was one of several photographers at the scene. Other photos and a video will follow.
More images are HERE. Additional images will follow this post along with a video from the scene.