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.
Fox Lake firefighters responded to the 35000 block of N. Hunt in Ingleside, IL around 11 pm on 12/10/20. First-in companies were faced with heavy fire, multiple rescues, and water issues. Command went to a box for tenders, and manpower.
Tragically, 2 young girls perished in the fire, and 4 adults were transported to area hospitals in serious to critical condition. A GO Fund Me site has been set up to help. Evans Family Fire Fundraiser, if you want to give to a good cause, and help in this Holiday Season, Jeff R.
11/18/2020 – Beach Park, IL
A homeowner was burning leaves when they blew onto the deck and up against the vinyl sided house. First arriving companies found heavy fire to the exterior of the home communicating inside, and into a detached garage. Command upgraded to the working still, and then to a Box Alarm. Crews were unable to make a safe interior attack. Two dogs reported inside the home, got out safely.
10/30/2020: Zion (IL) firefighters responded to a reported basement fire, with the caller still inside the house looking for her dog. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing, and the caller outside the home, with no dog. Command ungraded to the working still, and then to Box 18-1 to the first alarm. Then dog was reunited with its owners. Fire extended into the attic, and eventually through the roof. Jeff Rudolph
An explosion rocked northern Lake County, IL Friday evening after a massive explosion at the AB Specialties facility in Waukegan. The 3-Alarm fire included extra alarms also for EMS, HazMat, and Technical Rescue. Four employees were hospitalized, one has been confirmed dead, and two are still unaccounted for.
A house at 3904 N Pitzen Road in Johnsburg, IL was destroyed by fire Sunday (1/6/19). The incident was elevated to a 4-Alarm fire by the McHenry Township FPD.