Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Several fire departments from surrounding areas were called to help fight the four alarm blaze.
UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: The four alarm blaze has been struck out, but fire crews continue to work at the scene, according to Current Incident Notification Service. ... Fire crews are battling a blaze in a Barrington Hills barn this morning. A box alarm was pulled around 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 10 for the incident in the 0-100 block of Ridge Road. The road is currently closed in both directions between Merri Oaks and Spring Creek roads. A firefighter was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital around 10 a.m. for injuries sustained in the blaze, according to a Barrington Hills police officer. It's unclear how serious those injuries are at this time. As of 10:15 a.m., there have been no other reported injuries. The fire is located in a rural area …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Fire was reported at the senior citizens apartment building on Thursday, Oct. 4.
An apartment in the Lake Barrington Woods retirement building caught fire late Thursday evening. The Barrington Fire Department received the call just after 9 p.m. When crews arrived on the scene, they were told there was smoke throughout the building. A rescue operation ensued to check for residents inside. During the search, the resident of the burning apartment was located with her caregiver who had reportedly removed her from the burning room. They were both taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for evaluation. Fire crews say had the blaze under control by 11:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Estimated damages to the building have not yet been reported.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The blaze ripped through the Otis Road home on Sept. 24, 2012.
A pile of burnt wood and brick is all that’s left of a home in Barrington Hills after fire tore through Monday night. A Box Alarm was pulled for the fire at the home at 97 Otis Road between Brinker Road and Hills and Dales Road around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Witnesses say the flames and smoke were so intense that it appeared as if a small plane went down. Barrington Fire Department Chief Jim Arie said fire officials arrived at the scene within five minutes of the 911 call being made. The entire residence was completely engulfed in flames upon arrival. "All occupants were out of the house and accounted for. Due to the construction method, the fire spread throughout the structure very quickly," Arie said. Fire officials from 18 …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Fire and police officials were called to a home Cuba Road July 19.
A firefighter was transported to the hospital while investigating a report of a gas-like smell at a Barrington home. Fire officials from multiple agencies were called to a home on the 25000 block of Cuba Road this morning after the smell of gas was reported around 7 a.m. Barrington Fire Department arrived on the scene and found a box that smelled of gas in the garage. A firefighter was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital due to medical symptoms experienced on the scene. Crews weren't able to identify the contents of the box, so a hazardous materials incident was activated and the Lake and McHenry County Hazardous Materials Response Team responded. Fire crews had the west bound portion of Cuba Road blocked off at Lake Zurich …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Smoke can be seen from surrounding areas .
A box alarm was pulled this afternoon for a fire inside of Barrington's Cuba Marsh. Fire Department officials say it started around 1:15 p.m. According to bystanders, fires have popped up in several locations inside of the Lake Forest Preserve area. As of 3:30 p.m., police have closed Citizens Park, which is adjacent to Cuba Marsh. "The smell is horrible. The wind has changed and ash is flying everywhere," a witness said near Citizens Park. The Canadian National Railway's tracks run through Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve. Media spokesman Patrick Waldron said their trains are not affected by the blaze and have continued running as scheduled. At this time, it's unclear what started the fires. Fire officials are still on the scene. …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The family of a Marquardt of Barrington employee has been displaced by a house fire that occurred on March 28.
Miguel Sanchez and his family lost nearly everything they owned in a Barrington house fire last month. Sanchez’s employer, Marquardt of Barrington, is holding a benefit for his family to help them get back on their feet. The fire broke out in a home that Sanchez was renting on Church Street in unincorporated Lake County. He lived in the residence with his wife and three sons. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze that caused $300,000 worth of damages, but the Sanchez family lost most of their possessions. “They had let their renter’s insurance lapse because the economy is tough,” Dave Loucks of Marquardt of Barrington said. “They had no insurance when the house burned down.” No insurance means the Sanchez family doesn’t have the money …
Friday, May 20, 2011
A roundup of the top stories for the week of May 15.
Here are the top stories for Patch sites in your area this week: Firefighters Respond to Wheeling House Fire Accused Arsonist Released on Bond Crystal Lake Woman Sentenced for Robbing Cary Bank Haley Eliminated on American Idol Church Plans 61st Rummage Sale
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Studies show sprinklers reduce risk of home fire death by 83 percent.
Automatic sprinkler systems reduce the risk of home fire death by 83 percent, and can decrease fire-related property damage by more than 70 percent, according to a report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The September 2010 study, “U.S. Experience with Sprinklers and Other Automatic Fire Extinguishing Equipment,” also shows that fire damage to homes protected by fire sprinklers averaged $5,000, compared to $18,000 for those without sprinklers. “Sprinklers are carefully designed to confine a fire to the room or area of origin,” explains Barrington Deputy Fire Chief John Feit. “They are extremely effective in limiting property damage and, most importantly, saving lives.” In addition, the amount of water released by …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Barrington United Methodist Church burned down 12 years ago.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jamie Greco
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Oct. 28, 1998 has a "where were you when you heard?" quality for the long-time members of Barrington United Methodist Church. Pastor James Wilson, who has led the church since July of 1996, can walk himself through the memory of that day minute by minute, from the time he walked out of his church for the last time to the spaghetti that was served to him that night. He remembers watching the steeple crumple and fall. He remembers his young daughter, Mary Beth called the place, "my pretty white church." His memories are so sharp that they can still bring the raw emotion of that day to the surface. "It was a beautiful day; sunny, warm and, of course, the trees were changing," Pastor Wilson remembered. He had a meeting in Crystal Lake …