Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:20 AM Saturday August 12, 2017 to a report of an attached garage fire at a townhouse/condominium, 217 Oak Knoll Court Schaumburg, Il. The townhouse/condo building is located in the Lexington Green neighborhood west of Olympic Park in Schaumburg. Initially, no injuries were reported.
A Schaumburg fire crew on arrival by 3:25 a.m. reported a fully-involved garage fire, and upgraded the call to a working fire response.
Squad 55’s crew completed a primary search of the building, while engine crew members had two lines on the fire by 3:38 a.m.
Battalion Chief 5 reported crews were making good progress by 3:44 a.m. but that the roof collapsed over the attached garage.
There was report at 3:44 a.m. that no residents were injured.
A MABAS Box Alarm was activated just before 4:00 a.m.
Initially, there was no extension of fire beyond the garage fire discovered by 3:44 a.m.
Crews were monitoring for air quality and preparing for overhaul by 4:34 a.m. Squad 55’s were operating their air quality meter to check for safe conditions to all removal of firefighters’ self-contained breathing apparatus while inside the building. An interior crew reported air quality was good by 4:42 a.m.
Townhouse fire damage on Oak Knoll Court Schaumburg Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim and Tara Monsen).
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E52 E54
EMS: A52A ??
CODE 4 (WORKING FIRE) AT 3:25 AM
EMS: A54 A51 A53
CHIEF(S): 502 501
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Rolling Meadows E16, Schaumburg E3
MABAS Division 1 Box Alarm on Box #1 for a structure fire
BOX UNITS ASSIGNED (3:59 AM) …
ENGINE(S): Streamwood Fire Department E33
Hanover Park Fire Department
Roselle Fire Department
TRUCK(S): Hoffman Estates Fire Department TL22
Elk Grove Village Fire Department Q7
SQUAD(S): Carol Stream FPD
RIT: Palatine Fire Department Chief
Itasca FPD Truck
(Elk Grove Engine 10 and Chief? also?)
EMS: Bloomingdale FPD
SPECIAL: Hoffman Estates ISO, Salvation Army
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Palatine E84
STAGING: Williamsburg off of Oak Knoll
STRUCK OUT AT 5:05 AM on orders of Deputy Chief 502.
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