Deck Fire Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials on Heather Ln Near Quentin Rd, Hawthorn Woods

A Hawthorn Woods police officer discovered a patio deck fire about 12:59 a.m. Friday September 29, 2017 at Heather Lane and Quentin Road and alerted residents to evacuate the house. The house was evacuated by 1:02 a.m.

Lake Zurich firefighters were on scene by 1:04 a.m. and Engine 323’s crew reported fire showing from the left rear side of the house on Heather Lane — a single-story wood frame, single-family residence.

Firefighters had water on the fire by 1:08 a.m. and Engine 323’s reported the fire was contained to the deck and believed to be extinguished by 1:10 a.m.

Four family members and the family’s dog were evacuated safely, and no injuries were initially reported.

Fire damage is estimated at approximately $2,000, according to fire officials. The fire was caused by discarded smoking materials.


ENGINE(S): E323 E324 E322 Buffalo Grove Engine

TRUCK(S): Wauconda Tower 341 (returned)


TENDER(S): Countryside Tender 411 (returned), Long Grove Tanker 55 (returned), Barrington Countryside Tender 381

CHIEF(S): BC32 3200 3201

EMS: A ?? Barrington Fire Department A361

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