Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District

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Buffalo Grove (IL)  police and firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Deerfield Road on Easter Sunday (4/1/18) for a one-car crash with entrapment. An ambulance from the neighboring Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was first on the scene while responding to an unrelated EMS assignment. The SUV struck a tree in the center median and sustained significant damage trapping the driver’s left leg. The extrication was completed after roughly an hour. The cold temperatures prompted the use of a portable heater to provide comfort for the patient. Units from Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove were working at the scene.

Firefighters free driver trapped in car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in car Stryker power load cot

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crash site after SUV hits tree in Buffalo Grove

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crash site after SUV hits tree in Buffalo Grove

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crash site after SUV hits tree in Buffalo Grove

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crash site after SUV hits tree in Buffalo Grove

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Firefighters use Holmatro battery spreader at crash

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Firefighters use Holmatro rescue spreaders at crash

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Firefighters use Holmatro rescue spreaders at crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in car

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crash site after SUV hits tree in Buffalo Grove

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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) in Illinois was called to 24341 Elm Road early Friday morning (6/2/17) for the report of an ATV on fire. A followup call apparently notified dispatchers that the fire had spread to the attached garage. Lake Forest Engine 422 arrived first and advised that they had a fully-involved garage fire. LRFPD Engine 52, Squad 51, and Battalion 51 arrived right behind the first engine and all three suppression units exhausted their tank water on the initial attack. Countryside Engine 411 arrived with the Lincolnshire units and supplied their tank water inline as well. The home is located in an unincorporated area of Lake Forest without hydrants.

On arrival, Battalion 51 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire and simultaneously a MABAS Box Alarm was struck which would bring several water tankers in addition to supplemental fire suppression companies. Portable tanks were dropped from two tankers. While Long Grove drafted from the portable tanks supplying the engines at the scene, tankers from Countryside, Wauconda, Grayslake, and the Palatine Rural FPD shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant roughly a mile away.

The fire was largely contained to the garage with some extension into the house and attic.

fire through the roof of a house

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fire through the roof of a house

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fire through the roof of a house

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aftermath of house fire

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Firefighters vent roof during a fire

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charred remains of an ATV

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tankers shuttle water to fire scene

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Pierce fire engine with lines off

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FD tanker drafting from portable tanks

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long hose lay at fire scene

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A small fire presumed to be a ballast in a recessed area above the pool produced a considerable amount of smoke which resulted in the evacuation of a six-story, Springhill Suites hotel in Lincolnshire, IL 10/31/16.

Firefighters enter building with tools and PPE

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Firefighter seen in smokey room through window

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fire hose in hotel hallway

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Pierce quint at night on a hydrant

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hotel guests wrapped in blankets outside hotel

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firefighters overhaul after fire near indoor pool

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Firefighters in PPE with tools leave hotel after fire

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aftermath of ballast fire near the ceiling

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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (IL) responded to a fire at 840 Inverrary Lane at 4:30 Sunday morning (8/14/16). The first arriving unit was met by the homeowner that had evacuated the unit and reported flames on the lower level of the split-level unit. They encountered hoarder conditions and made their way downstairs where a ruptured water line that fed the washing machine was keeping the fire from expanding rapidly.

The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire which brought mutual aid companies from Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, Lake Zurich, and Wheeling, along with chief officers from Deerfield and Countryside. A Northbrook ambulance was later called to transport the homeowner to the hospital.

firefighters standby at fire scene

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Pierce Arrow XT fire engine with lines off at night

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firefighters overhaul after fire

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hose lines on the ground and firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at door of townhouse fire

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Shortly before 11AM Sunday, May 11th, a motorist reported a vehicle fire up against a garage at the corner of Riverwoods Road and Half Day Road (Route 22) in Lincolnshire, IL. Companies reported a dark header as they got on the road and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the confirmed fire that had spread to the attached garage and was threatening the home.

Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 19 was first on the scene followed by Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Engines 51 and 52. A quick attack with a 2 1/2″ line darkened much of the fire and additional lines were put to use effectively holding the fire to the garage.

Units at the scene were Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Engines 51 & 52, Truck 53, Ambulances 52 & 53, Battalion 51, and Rehab 51 in addition to Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 19, a Libertyville squad, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, an ambulance from Lake Zurich, and Lake Forest Battalion 42

I arrived after the fire had been knocked down.

garage destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine

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firemen with hose line

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garage destroyed by fire

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firefighter sprays water with hose

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iremean overhauling after fire

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garage destroyed by fire

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods (IL) firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire last night at 20538 N. Clarice Avenue in unincorporated Lake County. While responding, the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. The temperature was at 12 degrees and a steady, wind driven snow was falling as the first units arrived to find fire throughout the two-story house with two residents waiting outside.

The husband was transported to an area hospital by Lincolnshire personnel, reportedly with smoke inhalation and burns. The closest hydrant was frozen, and the alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm as companies laid lines to another hydrant and setup Lincolnshire Truck 53 for master stream operations.

Both Lincolnshire engines were pumping as well as Truck 53.  Mutual and auto-aid companies at the scene included Long Grove, Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Palatine, Northfield, and Grayslake.

Images here are from Sally Miller, a neighbor, and Larry Shapiro who arrived after the roof collapsed. There is a short video at the bottom of this post.

house fully engulfed in fire

Sally Miller photo

house fully engulfed in fire

Sally Miller photo

house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

Sally Miller photo

house fully engulfed in fire

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house destroyed by fire

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firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

A gas line burns freely on the side of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

The rehab unit. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

Firemen stand watch over the gas fire. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

A Lincolnshire lieutenant covered with ice. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

Lincolnshire fire chief in front of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

Another firefighter that is iced over. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

Several lines were off the primary engine. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

The master stream is directed into the house. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

The engineer manages the attack lines. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen battle house fire in snow storm at night

Smoke obscures the front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo