Liquid Runoff Into Creek Near Oak Knoll Rd and Old Hart Rd, Barrington Hills Brings Large Fire Department Hazmat Response


Barrington Hills police and Barrington-Countryside FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:37 PM Tuesday to a report of an unknown liquid in a creek near 237 Oak Knoll Road Barrington Hills, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a neighbor put a lime green substance into the outdoor gutter and the liquid traveled east to west in a creek.

The substance is believed to be more than 5 gallons.

Firefighters were told that three people touched the substance and collected some of the liquid in a bottle. They were advised to leave the bottle outside.

It was initially unknown if Flint Creek was involved or a tributary to Flint Creek was involved. The incident is located about 2,000 feet west of Barrington High School.

Weather: WIND N 8 MPH

The incident was under control by 7:24 p.m. and the Extra Alarm response for Hazmat was struck out at 7:24 p.m.


ENGINE(S): E38 E37

TRUCK(S): Palatine TL85

SQUAD(S): Cary Squad

EMS: A38

CHIEF(S): BC38 3802 3801

SPECIAL: Long Grove Hazmat Team


STAGING: Oak Knoll Rd and Hart Rd


ENGINE(S): Carpentersville Engine

TRUCK(S): Palatine TL85 already dispatched

SQUAD(S): SQD39 Cary Squad already dispatched

MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #3851 for a hazmat.


ENGINE(S): Barrington Countryside FPD



TENDER(S): Bartlett FPD

TECH(S): Buffalo Grove Fire Department
Mundelein Fire Department,
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD,
Round Lake FPD,
Grayslake FPD,
Countryside FPD,
Fox Lake Fire Department,
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue,
Wheeling Fire Department,
Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

EMS: Buffalo Grove Fire Department

CHIEF(S): Liaison and Team Leaders,
Fox River Grove FPD
Barrington Fire Department

SPECIAL: Hazmat 4, Decon 4, Support 4, SRT Mechanics Truck, Command 2

Round Lake FPD Engine,
Rolling Meadows Fire Department EMS,
Streamwood Fire Department Engine,

STAGING: Oak Knoll Rd and Hart Rd

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