An automatic alarm alerted the Wauconda Fire Department (IL) to a fire Tuesday night at the Sikh temple on State Road in Island Lake. Smoke was showing on arrival and the alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm. The building was a total loss. Images from Jeff Rudolph show the scene almost an hour before I arrived.
A citizen called the Northbrook Fire Department (IL) Monday night around 10:30 reporting fire in a vacant two-story building near the downtown train station. Companies arrived to find fire inside the building at 1856 Walters Avenue and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire.
Northbrook Engines 10 & 11, Squad 12 and Tower 12, Ambulance 10 and Battalion 11 were the initial companies with Glenview Truck 14. The working fire added Deerfield Truck 20, Highland Park Squad 34, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52, and Wheeling Engine 42.
The main body of fire was knocked down quickly from the outside, then companies searched the building for extension and occupants. A Box Alarm was requested for change of quarters companies only as units were tied up at the scene for a while.