Firefighters Rescue 2 Cats in House Fire on Prairie Ave in Mundelein

Mundelein police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:13 a.m. to the block of 200 North Prairie Avenue. A neighbor reported the fire when there was heavy smoke showing from the roof of the two-story house.

Firefighters on arrival reported smoke showing. Residents were not home at the time of the fire, but firefighters rescued two cats.

Firefighters activated a MABAS Box Alarm for extra firefighters and equipment to respond to fight the fire and overhaul to prevent further damage to the home. The house was seriously damaged by the fire, and included extensive smoke damage to the second floor. There was water damage on the first floor and basement.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but apparently started in a small storage area on the second floor. The fire extended into the walls and into the attic, and was about to burn through the roof.

Damage to the house was initially estimated at $150,000.


BOX UNITS ASSIGNED to MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm Box #43-1R …

ENGINE(S): Grayslake FPD, Round Lake FPD

TRUCK(S): Wauconda Fire District

SQUAD(S): Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

EMS: Lake Villa Fire Department
Fox Lake Fire Department

CHIEF(S): Countryside FPD
Libertyville Fire Department

SPECIAL: Investigators from Countryside FPD and Libertyville Fire Department, MESS Canteen

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Deerfield Chief, Gurnee Engine, Nunda Rural Ambulance, Deerfield Engine, Arlington Heights Ambulance

STAGING: Hammond and Prairie

STRUCK OUT AT 10:54 AM




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