Woodstock Fire/Rescue District (WFRD) firefighter paramedics responded about 11:15 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, to a report of a structure fire at 4001 Doty Road. Upon arrival, the first arriving units reported an abandoned residential structure fire that was well involved.
There are no fire hydrants in this area, which promoted the activation of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 5 Box #5-72 for additional water tenders, firefighters, and change of quarter’s companies. Firefighters from Crystal Lake, Marengo, Hebron, Wonder Lake, Huntley, McHenry, Pingree Grove, Bloomfield, Union, Spring Grove, Harvard, Barrington Countryside, Richmond, Cary, Fox River Grove, and Algonquin provided assistance for the Woodstock fire.
Woodstock Truck 81 was set up with an elevated master stream, and at least two or three exterior attack hose lines were were putting water on the fire, located just south of Centegra Hospital — Woodstock and about one-half mile south of US 14.
Eventually the roof of the house collapsed.
Firefighters remained on the scene until 2:30 a.m. checking for and extinguishing hidden fires. The investigation is being conducted by WFRD and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. The dollar loss amount was undetermined at the time of the initial report.
BOX UNITS ASSIGNED … at 11:31 p.m.
ENGINE(S): Crystal Lake Fire Rescue
SQUAD(S): Cary FPD
RIT: See Special
TENDER(S): Nunda Rural FPD
EMS: Harvard FPD
CHIEF(S): Crystal Lake Fire Rescue
SPECIAL: Richmond Engine RIT, Richmond Chief RIT, MESS Canteen
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Hebron FPD Tender,
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD Engine
Barrington Countryside FPD EMS A38
Spring Grove FPD Chief
STAGING: Route 14 and Doty Rd
2ND ALARM (TENDERS ONLY) AT 11:47 PM
TENDER(S): Hebron FPD, Bloomfield Wisconsin, Boone County Station 2
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