A three-story building in the process of being demolished was the scene of a 2-Alarm fire before dawn on Christmas Day in Waukegan, IL.
The Libertyville Fire Department (IL) received a call around 10:15PM on Saturday reporting a barn fire on Bradley Road in nearby Mettawa. Units were dispatched from Libertyville, Lake Forest, and Knollwood. Upon arrival they found fire in one building on the property of a large stable at 855 N. Bradley Road. Libertyville Quint 462, Engine 463, Engine 461, and the Libertyville tender entered the north driveway, and the Lake Forest engine came in the south driveway. Lake Forest had a hydrant at the street and the Knollwood quint tapped another hydrant near the north driveway to supply the Libertyville companies. Prior to the establishment of secure water sources, the Libertyville tender and the two engines nursed the quint.
Within minutes the alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional units including water tenders. They made a good stop and did not put the mutual aid water tenders to work. A second alarm was requested for manpower to assist the companies with extensive overhaul.
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