VIDEO: Buffalo Grove house fire with a lot of smoke on University Drive west of Buffalo Grove, Buffalo Grove; reported when neighbors saw smoke coming out of windows.
Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:31 AM Saturday September 9, 2017 to a report of a house fire with smoke coming out of windows and fire showing at the back of the house at 96 University Drive Buffalo Grove, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a house fire with smoke coming out of windows and fire showing at the back of the house.
Police were first on the scene and reported seeing smoke. Smoke also filled the neighborhood in Buffalo Grove west of Buffalo Grove Road.
The first firefighting crew on arrival reported smoke showing, and immediately entered the house with a hose line. Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics from Engine 4 were possibly first on the scene with their engine at the front of the house on University Drive.
Palatine Engine 82’s crew was assigned to back down University Drive and feed Tower Ladder 25.
The fire was extinguished within about 25 minutes.
Firefighter/paramedics attempted to rescue two cats with CPR, according to witnesses. Neighbors said the cats did not survive.
The residents living at the house were apparently not home at the time of the fire. No injuries were initially reported. Firefighters were check for vital signs as a part of their routine “rehabilitation” after fighting the fire.
Buffalo Grove Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E26 Buffalo Grove E4
RIT: BC ?? T ??
CODE 4 AT 06:36 AM
ENGINE(S): Palatine E82
SQUAD(S): Prospect Heights SQD9 Lincolnshire SQD51
EMS: Lake Forest, Barrington, Schaumburg A52
CHIEF(S): 400 409 401 Long Grove BC55 Buffalo Grove 101
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Rolling Meadows E15, Northbrook Truck
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