02/05/18 – 4335 94th st. Pleasant Prairie, WI – 4th alarm
Several Illinois departments responded into Kenosha County, WI to assist Pleasant Prairie with a fire in a large home . Newport, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Beach Park, Waukegan, Antioch, and Gurnee responded to the scene. Several others filled in at their stations. – Jeff Rudolph
Newport Township FPD (IL) 2nd alarm on box 14-43 for a barn fire on Hunt Club rd. North of Wadsworth rd. Fully involved on arrival with some extension to another barn next to it. Total loss with 2 vehicles stored inside. Jeff Rudolph
09/01/16 0930 549 Indian Trail, Round Lake Park,IL
Round Lake and Grayslake (IL) responded for a reported structure fire, and found a one-story home well involved. Command upgraded to a box alarm. The main body of fire was quickly extinguished, but the fire had extended into the attic space. Crews attempted to gain access from below, but soon realized that the pitched roof was put on over an existing flat roof, so the only way to extinguish was from above. The fire soon went defensive and Libertyville’s tower was put to work knocking down the fire. One resident was transported for a check up. The State Fire Marshal’s office was contacted for a K9 to check for accelerants, as the homeowner claimed someone set the house on fire.