Hawthorne Woods police and Lake Zurich firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:45 PM Sunday to a large brush fire near 8 Westwing Court Hawthorne Woods, Il. Firefighter/paramedics on arrival escalated the fire response to a MABAS Box Alarm at 2:49 p.m. and upgraded to a second level alarm at 3:27 p.m.
The neighborhood has a high number of luxury homes with dried cattails in a bog nearby and open fields nearby.
Winds have been light and variable from either the northwest or southwest at 5 MPH or less. The Relative Humidity is very low — dropping from about 73% at 8:00 a.m. to 27% at 3:00 p.m.
Elevated risk of brush fires is expected tomorrow with gusty over 30 mph and humidity as low as 26% Monday afternoon.
The Box Alarm was under control and struck out by about 4:08 p.m.
FIRE UNITS ASSIGNED …
BOX UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): FOX RIVER GROVE, MUNDELEIN, PALATINE
TENDER(S): CARY, NUNDA, PALATINE RURAL
EMS: HOFFMAN ESTATES, LINCOLNSHIRE A51 (NOT ON IFERN RUNDOWN)
CHIEF(S): BARRINGTON, FOX RIVER GROVE, LONG GROVE, WAUCONDA
SPECIAL: MESS CANTEEN
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: WHEELING ENGINE, MT PROSPECT EMS, BUFFALO GROVE CHIEF
STAGING: AT SCENE
NOTE: TRUCKS AND SQUADS BEING HELD.
2ND ALARM AT 03:27 PM
ENGINE(S): ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, BUFFALO GROVE, WHEELING
TENDER(S): FOX LAKE, ROUND LAKE, WONDER LAKE
EMS: LAKE VILLA
CHIEF(S): MUNDELEIN, PALATINE, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, MOUNT PROSPECT
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: CRYSTAL LAKE ENGINE,
STAGING: OLD MCHENRY AND REDWOOD
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