Barrington & Countryside Fire Protection District

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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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12/11/17 Bartlett Box Alarm at 1760 Hilltop in unincorporated Elgin

Last night, Bartlett firefighters responded to Hilltop Road in unincorporated Elgin for a reported garage fire. Upon arrival, crews were met with a well-involved attached garage fire extending into the home. Due to the amount of fire, wind conditions, and lack of fire hydrants, a MABAS Box was activated to bring in additional manpower and equipment necessary to extinguish the fire

garage destroyed by fire at night

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garage destroyed by fire at night

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garage destroyed by fire at night

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garage destroyed by fire at night

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garage destroyed by fire at night

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garage destroyed by fire at night

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garage destroyed by fire at night

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fire engine drafting from portable tank

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fire engine drafting from portable tank

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Barrington (IL) firefighters were called to 218 Russell Street Friday afternoon (1/29/17) after a neighbor reported flames coming from the vacant house. Units arrived to find the first floor involved with fire communicating to the second floor and attic of the two-story home with ballon-frame construction.

Mutual aid companies came from Barrington Countryside, Fox River Grove, Palatine Rural, Long Grove, Cary, Palatine, and Wauconda.

E-ONE quint in front of house fire

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Firefighters vent house on fire

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antique fire truck in driveway of house on fire

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utility worker cuts power during house fire

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E-ONE Cyclone II quint at house fire

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Firefighters battle house fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters with Jose line at house fire

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E-ONE fire trucks with lines off

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heavy smoke from attic of house on fire

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Firefighters vent house on fire

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Firefighter on ladder with hose at fire scene

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fire truck with multiple lines off

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09/06/16 Gurnee,IL – MABAS Wildland box for the brush fire along the Bittersweet Golf Course

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brush fire along golf course

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brush fire

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Former US Forestry Service fire engine

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tracked ATV brush unit at fire scene

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fire department Humvee

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