Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Two landscapers say they saved the life of the man and his dog by breaking through a window of the Aztec Court home, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Wednesday, May 8
Two landscapers say they saved the life of a South Barrington man and his dog during a house fire yesterday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Rodrigo Corona and Eduardo Cruz say they were finishing work on Aztec Court when they saw smoke coming from a nearby home. The two went to the home and saw someone trapped inside. They then took action, breaking a window to get inside of the house and rescued the man and his dog. The home was a total loss, and four cats died during the blaze, the newspaper reports.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
House was vacant and there were no injuries.
A fire caused significant damage to a vacant home at 189 Old Sutton Road in Barrington Hills, last night, according the Barrington Assistant Fire Chief Don Wenschhof. The call came in at 4:54 p.m. and the first units arrived within five minutes, Wenschhof said. They found heavy smoke coming from a single-family, single-story home. "The initial attack was to the interior due to heavy smoke coming from multiple locations," Wenschhof said. Firefighters discovered the fire was in the basement. The fire caused the floors to be unstable, so the firefighters pulled out of the house and continued to fight the fire on the defensive. Due to the location, water had to be trucked in. Wenschhof said eight fire departments responded initially, and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Embers likely caused second fire in Hawthorn Woods.
Update: 10:20 p.m. An abandoned outbuilding was destroyed by fire at 24150 Rose Ave. in unincorporated Lake Zurich, Monday evening, according to a news release from the Wauconda Fire District. Wauconda received the call at 5:27 p.m. The structure, a 30-by-60-foot outbuilding was abandoned for at least 10 years, according to the Wauconda Fire District. Due to the rural location and no hydrants in the area, the fire district obtained water from a water tender--fire truck with water. The fire was under control within 30 minutes and there were no injuries. Other departments that responded included Lake Zurich, Countryside, Barrignton, Fox River Grove, Buffalo Grove and Grayslake. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A passerby reported seeing smoke at the two-story home at 124 Poteet Avenue in Inverness. The owner was not home at the time of the fire, but three cats died before being reached by firefighters.
Palatine Rural Fire Department responded to a house fire in Inverness late morning Wednesday that left the home uninhabitable. Captain Ed McGarry said a passerby reported seeing smoke coming from the windows of the two-story home at 124 Poteet Avenue at 11:27 a.m. The fire, which was extinguished by 11:45 a.m. is believed to have orginated in the kitchen. "Most of the contents of the home were damaged by water, smoke and fire, but we were able to confine it to the first floor," McGarry said. Since the area is unhydranted, McGarry said, additional assistance was requested and received from Palatine Fire Deparment, and engines from Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Hoffman Estates and Barrington fire …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Investigators determined that there was no foul play in fire that led to death of Michael Ostrinsky.
Update 3:25 p.m. The Lake Barrington Shores man who died in this morning's fire has been identified as Michael Ostrinsky, 75, said Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo. "He did not die from the flames; he was overtaken by smoke inhalation," Portillo said. The Illinois State Fire Marshal determined that there was no foul play, Portillo said. He said the fire originated inside the home. Update, 3 p.m. The investigation continues into a Lake Barrington fire and fatality this morning. The fire is being investigated by the Wauconda Fire District, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from Wauconda Battalion Chief Kevin Pyne. Wauconda Fire District was …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sixteen fire departments responded to the Box Alarm fire on Hager Avenue on Jan. 22.
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Wednesday, January 23
One person was injured in a house fire on North Hager Avenue in Barrington Tuesday night. The Barrington Fire Department arrived at 147 N. Hager 9:41 p.m. to find the fire was worse than expected, and was upgraded to a Box Alarm. Fire crews inside of the building said the flames spread quickly and were seen through the roof. Two adults and two children were inside of the home at the time of the fire. One minor injury was reported and was treated at the scene. The family dogs were also rescued from the basement without injury. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The amount of damage done to the home has not yet been reported. Information provided by Barrington Fire Department
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The structure caught fire in the early afternoon of Jan. 8.
No animals or people were injured in a barn fire in Barrington Hills this afternoon, fire officials say. Barrington Fire Chief Jim Arie said the structure caught fire around 12:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 500 block of Penny Road. The barn was fully engulfed in flames when officials first arrived on the scene. Due to the severity of the blaze, a box alarm was pulled. As of 2 p.m., the fire was under control, Arie said. The cause is still under investigation.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Fire Departments from surrounding areas were called to the blaze on Dec. 14.
A fire is now contained at a home on 216 Knoxboro Lane in Barrington tonight, fire officials said. Barrington Fire Department pulled a box alarm for the incident just before 6 p.m. on Dec. 14. Departments from surrounding areas like West Dundee and Long Grove were all called to the scene to assist with the incident. Ambulances were also called, although the number and extent of injuries is unknown at this time. The amount of damage to the home is unclear at this time. As of 6:30 p.m., dozens of fire trucks were still at the scene of the blaze. Check back to Barrington Patch for updates.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Multiple fire trucks were called to the animal hospital on Northwest Highway.
UPDATE 5:55 p.m. Oct. 24: Barrington Fire Department officials say the fire call at the Barrington Animal Hospital was a false alarm. Officials say a ballast in a fluorescent light bulb burst, causing smoke detectors in the building to go off. Employees said they smelled smoke and called 9-1-1, officials said. No damage was reported to the building and no animals or people were hurt in the incident. .... Fire broke out at the Barrington Animal Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Multiple Barrington Fire Department crews were at the hospital located at 216 Northwest Highway when Patch reporters arrived on the scene just after 5 p.m. Eastbound Northwest Highway was shut down for a period of time while fire crews were on location. Flames were …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The barn caught fire in the morning of Oct. 10.
The cause of the barn fire in Barrington Hills yesterday is still under investigation, fire officials say. The structure located at 21089 Ridge Road caught fire around 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 10. When crews arrived on the scene, heavy smoke was pouring from the building. A box alarm was pulled for assistance from other departments. In total, 33 departments and services helped extinguish the blaze including 10 water tenders. The fire was controlled by 12:58 p.m. according to the Barrington Fire Department. No animals or people needed to be rescued from the barn as it was unoccupied. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital for minor injuries and were later released, the Barrington Fire Department said. See our initial report of the fire.