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Large Brush Fire, Grass Fire at Bittersweet Golf Club on Almond Rd and Bittersweet Dr, Gurnee

Tue September 06 2016 1:39 pm  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=79995
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Gurnee police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:35 PM Tuesday to a report of a brush at Bittersweet Golf Club, 875 Almond Road Gurnee, Il.

Firefighter/paramedics were working on a large brush fire and called an extra alarm response to battle the wildfire.

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #13-59 for a brush fire was called out at about 12:35 p.m.

Firefighters from the northwest suburbs that responded to the brush fire included firefighters from Long Grove Fire Protection District. Firefighters and paramedics as far as Salem, Wisconsin and Kenosha, Wisconsin are assisting firefighters.

Air temperatures this afternoon at Waukegan Regional Airport is 90°F and rising with a current Heat Index of 99°F. Firefighters are taking heat illness precautions, and a Comfort Bus and Mess Canteen has been dispatched to the scene.

At 12:55 p.m. were Southwest at 14 MPH and gusting to 20 MPH. Wind gusts are forecast to peak to about 24 MPH at 3 PM and to continue blowing from the Southwest throughout the day and night.

The fire was under control and the Box Alarm was struck out at 1:39 p.m.

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ENGINE(S): Gurnee

TRUCK(S): Beach Park, Newport, Fox Lake, Long Grove, Countryside,

SQUAD(S):

TENDER(S): Round Lake

EMS: Gurnee, Salem

CHIEF(S): Gurnee, Beach Park, Grayslake, Team Leader Liaison

TRS TECH TEAMS: Gurnee, Beach Park, Countryside, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Knollwood, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Waukegan, Newport

SPECIAL: Wildlife 4, SRT Mechanic, Gurnee ATV?, Newport ATV, Mess Canteen, Bus Comfort Station

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Libertyville Engine, Zion EMS, Mundelein Engine, Lake Villa EMS, Libertyville Chief

STAGING: Almond Road in front of Bittersweet Golf Club golf course

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of a brush at Bittersweet Golf Club, near 875 Almond Road Gurnee, Il …




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