Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:24 PM Monday to a house fire in the block of 100 North Rohlwing Road Palatine, IL. Police arrived within two minutes and reported flames in a bedroom. Firefighter/paramedics arrived within three minutes and on arrival reported smoke showing from the second floor. Ladder crews opened up the roof to release heat, smoke and fire gases, and two engine companies each pulled hose lines to put water on the fire.
Firefighters received a report that everyone was out of the house, and also searched the house to confirm that everyone was safe. Firefighters also removed a dog from the house. The entire family and another dog escaped the home prior to arrival of firefighters. Firefighters had to knock out windows because of excessive heat and low visibility on the second floor.
The fire was under control by about 10:42 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedics assisted Palatine firefighter/paramedics.
Two fire investigators were requested to respond to the scene.
In summary, the fire was fought by 24 firefighters, staffing three engines, two ladder trucks, one rescue squad and three ambulances which responded to the scene along with four command officers. A fire engine and an ambulance from the Rolling Meadows Fire Department were among the responders to the scene. An ambulance from the Long Grove Fire Protection District covered a Palatine fire station during the incident, all as part of automatic aid agreements. The house sustained significant damage to the second floor bedrooms. The house also had smoke damage throughout, as well as some water damage. The home was not tenable for the occupants. At the time of this release, the cause of the fire remains under investigation and damage estimates are not yet available.
The Palatine Fire Department reminds everyone to have working smoke detectors in their homes, to be sure to have furnaces and heating appliances checked before the heating season, and to use
care when burning candles.
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