Power Outage in Elburn Related to Extra Alarm Fire at St Charles Farm on North Avenue

ComEd shut down power to an area of Elburn near North Avenue and Mary Drive for safety during firefighting operations at St Charles Farm. The power was shut down approximately 3:00 a.m.

Elburn police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:09 AM Friday October 20, 2017 to a report of a barn house fire at St Charles Farm, 42W 690 Route 64 Elburn, Il. Engine 305’s crew reported a large header and flames showing during response to the scene by 2:11 a.m.

Engine 305’s crew requested a Box Alarm by 2:14 a.m. Battalion Chief 305 also requested a first box alarm for tenders by 2:14 a.m. then immediately changed to a second level for tenders. (MABAS Division 13 Box Alarm on Box #4302 for a barnhouse fire)

Large power lines became involved with fire about 2:40 a.m.

Command reported two structures involved, and reported firefighters were trying to protect two other exposures with a defensive operation by 2:52 AM.

ComEd:
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Crew Working
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Oct 20, 4:30 AM

ComEd Update:
Customers Affected: 363
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Oct 20, 5:30 AM

Power outages in the area as ComEd has shut down power near the fire scene.

Command reported the fire was contained to the original fire building and one exposure by 3:48 a.m.

The Box Alarms were struck out at 3:50 a.m.

DEVELOPING …
St. Charles Farm offers horse riding lessons and full-service boarding for horses. Initially, there was no report on the safety of the horse on site.

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED (2:09 AM) …

ENGINE(S): E305 E302 Fox River Engine E308

TRUCK(S): T101

SQUAD(S): SQD ??

TENDER(S): Tender309 Burlington Tender, Pingree Grove Tender, South Elgin Tender

RIT: BC ?? T ?? Sugar Grove?

CHIEF(S): BC100 BC300 St Charles Chief, Geneva Chief, Pingree Grove Chief, Sugar Grove Chief

EMS: A353 M352

BOX UNITS ASSIGNED AT 2:15 AM …

ENGINE(S): Batavia Fire Department
North Aurora FPD

TRUCK(S): Elgin

SQUAD(S):

TENDER(S): Kaneville, Maple Park, West Chicago

EMS:

CHIEF(S):

SPECIAL:

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Winfield Tender,
North Aurora Engine, Kaneville Tender, M453?

STAGING:

Bartlett Tender 2, Maple Park, Pingree Grove, , Huntley, Rutland-Dundee

2ND ALARM FOR TENDERS AT 02:15 AM

TENDER(S: Rutland-Dundee Township FPD
Hampshire FPD
East Dundee FPD

3RD ALARM TENDERS ONLY AT 02:26 AM

TENDER(S): Winfield FPD, Maple Park

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of a barn house fire at St Charles Farm, 42W 690 Route 64 Elburn, Il …

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