Aerial video of fire scene at24 Rolling Hills Dr, Barrington Hills (VIDEO CREDIT: elginet.com).
Police and Barrington Countryside firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:38 p.m. Saturday to a house fire at 24 Rolling Hills Drive. The neighborhood has no fire hydrants.
A neighbor reported that the residents that lived at the house — believed to be renting the house — were seen burning leaves in the yard. The burning leaves apparently ignited the exterior of the house. Winds at 2:51 p.m. were from the northeast at about 15 mph.
When firefighters arrived they began an aggressive interior attack, but the fire was too intense and too dangerous to continue with the interior attack. Firefighters switched to defensive mode.
The level of response was elevated to a 2nd Alarm, then a 4th Alarm, then a 5th Alarm.
Next, the alarm was elevated to an Inter-divisional Task Force response — basically the next level after the 5th Alarm is reached.
Firefighters from McHenry County, Lake County and Cook County responded as part of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) pre-determined response agreement to major fires and other major emergencies.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury while responding from a fire station. No other injuries were reported.
The entire roof burned and collapsed Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were still extinguishing hot spots, primarily in the attic, until about 6:30 p.m. The dimensions of luxury mansion was about 50 x 100 square feet. A small brush fire also ignited in the rear yard area, hundreds of feet west of the house.
See also fire details on ChicagoFireMap.net …
REPORT OF A HOUSE FIRE. 50 X100 SQ FT LUXURY HOME WITH NO HYDRANTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD.
CREW ON ARRIVAL REPORTS HEAVY FIRE SHOWING.
ENGINE(S): E381 E382 BARRINGTON E361 PALATINE RURAL E36
TRUCK(S): HOFFMAN ESTATES T22
SQD(S): CARY SQUAD 255
RIT: BC ?? T ??
TANKER(S): 381 TANKER382 LONG GROVE TANKER55
CHIEF(S): BC38 3801
EMS: A ??
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: BUFFALO GROVE A25
MABAS DIVISION 4 BOX ALARM ON BOX #38-12 SOUTH FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE (HOUSE FIRE) AT 2:49 PM
ENGINE(S): LAKE ZURICH, ALGONQUIN
TRUCK(S): BARRINGTON, PALATINE
TENDER(S): BARTLETT, RUTLAND DUNDEE, PROSPECT HEIGHTS, WAUCONDA
CHIEF(S): BARRINGTON, CARY, LAKE ZURICH, FOX RIVER GROVE
SPECIAL: MESS CANTEEN M5
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: WHEELING EMS, DEERFIELD ENGINE, ROLLING MEADOWS EMS, STREAMWOOD ENGINE
STAGING AT ROLLING HILLS AND BATEMAN
MABAS DIVISION 4 BOX ALARM 2ND LEVEL ON BOX #38-12 SOUTH FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE (HOUSE FIRE) AT 2:52 PM
ENGINE(S): SCHAUMBURG, WEST DUNDEE
TENDER(S): FOX LAKE, CRYSTAL LAKE, ROUND LAKE
TANKER TASK INTERDIVISIONAL BOX ALARM
CHIEF(S): WAUCONDA, LONG GROVE
SPECIAL: ATV 5
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: ??
STAGING AT ROLLING HILLS AND BATEMAN
MABAS DIVISION 4 BOX ALARM 4TH LEVEL ON BOX #38-12SOUTH FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE (TENDERS ONLY) AT 3:12 PM.
FILL STATION BARRINGTON PUBLIC WORKS, 300 RAYMOND
TENDER(S): MCHENRY, SOUTH ELGIN, NUNDA, HUNTLEY, GRAYSLAKE
MABAS DIVISION 4 BOX ALARM 5TH LEVEL ON BOX #38-12 SOUTH FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE (TENDERS ONLY) AT 3:19 PM.
TENDER(S): WOODSTOCK, HAMPSHIRE
INTER-DIVISIONAL TASK FORCE FOR TENDERS — REQUESTING MABAS DIVISION 5 AT 3:53 PM.
INTER-DIVISIONAL TASK FORCE FOR TENDERS — REQUESTING MABAS DIVISION 2 AT 4:01 PM.
MABAS DIVISION 4 BOX ALARM 3RD AND 4TH LEVEL ?? ON BOX #38-12 SOUTH FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE (HOUSE FIRE) AT 4:00 PM
ENGINES ONLY — EXTRA ENGINES FOR THE BOX ALARM
DES PLAINES E63 AND ARLINGTON HEIGHTS E2 ENROUTE AT ABOUT 4:17 PM.
BUFFALO GROVE E25 AND ROLLING MEADOWS E16 ENROUTE AT ABOUT 4:24 PM.
ELK GROVE VILLAGE E10 ENROUTE AT ABOUT 4:26 PM.
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