VIDEO: Scene of overhaul and checking for fire extension at a townhouse fire immediately after firefighters rescued two people and extinguished the fire at a townhouse fire at the corner of Glasgow Lane and Holmes Way.
Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:31 AM Saturday to a townhouse fire 201 Glasgow Lane Schaumburg, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a mom and dad were trapped in a bedroom inside the burning townhouse.
Police on scene reported smoke inside the townhouse. The fire was upgraded to a working fire response at 12:34 a.m. Two Schaumburg police officers were checked for smoke inhalation at the scene by Streamwood firefighters. It was unknown if they were transported to a local hospital.
Engine 51’s crew on arrival at about 12:38 a.m. report fire showing, and reported they were leading out with a hose line.
A fire engine from Streamwood was assigned to a backup line.
The fire department response was also upgraded to a MABAS Change of Quarters Box Alarm which brought assistance from neighboring fire departments for standby in Schaumburg’s fire stations.
A primary search of the first floor was conducted by 12:49 a.m. During a search of the second floor, firefighters found two people on the second floor and rescued them down ladders on the back side of the townhouse by 12:51 a.m. Firefighters also received a report that two dogs were inside the townhouse. As the time of the report immediately after the fire was extinguished, the well-being of the dogs was not known.
Simultaneously, other firefighters extinguished the fire by 12:52 a.m.
Firefighter/paramedics from Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Rolling Meadows, Streamwood, and Wood Dale assisted Schaumburg firefighters either at the scene or by standing by in Schaumburg fire stations.
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