The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was dispatched for a reported house fire at 4:26AM Thursday morning (1/3/19) on North Apple Hill Lane in Prairie View, IL. Responding units from nearby Station 51 saw a glow in the sky and the response was upgraded to a working fire. Arriving companies found a two-story house that was fully engulfed by fire. The house was believed to be vacant and undergoing some renovation. The ladder pipe from Truck 53 went into service right away along with three hand lines as the entire operation was defensive.
Colchester, Ct had this 2nd alarm on arrival at O’Connell Rd. & Taylor Rd. for heavy fire on floor #2 and the attic. Many mutual aid depts assisted with water and RIT. Two members were injured with one member being transported to the hospital.