A home on Kippling Lane was destroyed overnight, but the Lake County Coroner’s Office could not confirm the IDs of the victims, and did not release any details about the victims.
Highland Park police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:16 AM Wednesday April 18, 2018 to a report of a house fire at 2088 Kippling Lane Highland Park, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a house fire that was initially reported on Ridge north of Park Ave. The house fire killed an two people who are presumed to be the elderly couple that lived at the house.
The house fire, which was located on the northwest corner of Kippling Lane and Churchill was almost fully-involved when firefighters arrived. Attempts of interior attack were stopped immediately and the fire went to defensive mode.
Battalion Chief 33 assigned Deerfield-Bannockburn Truck 20 to set up aerial operations from Half Day Road down Churchill by 1:30 a.m.
Battalion Chief 33 assigned Northfield Squad 29 as the RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) company by 1:32 a.m.
A deck gun and at least four handlines were in operation to extinguish the fire in defensive mode.
Bodies of an elderly couple were found in a bedroom. A tarp covered an area inside the house where the second floor collapsed into the first floor, after the roof collapsed onto the second floor.
An early address was also given as 2180 Church Hill Lane, Highland Park before the fire, which was visible from a distance, was confirmed to be on Kippling Lane. The neighborhood, located just northeast of Deerfield High School, has fire hydrants, but much of the destruction of the two-story home had already occurred when firefighters arrived. A large second floor driveway overhang was completely destroyed, along with a car parked on the driveway. The car was still smoldering after sunrise on Wednesday morning.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal were on the scene Wednesday.
Flames engulfed a Highland Park home this morning. After putting out the fire, searchers found the bodies of two senior citizens inside. They were burned beyond recognition. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
CBS Chicago breaking news report Wednesday morning: The fire in north suburban Highland Park broke out early Wednesday.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
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CODE 4 AT 1:23 AM
ENGINE(S): Glencoe Engine Lake Forest Engine
TRUCK(S): Deerfield T20 Lincolnshire-Riverwood T51
SQUAD(S): Northfield SQD29 Wilmette TL26
EMS: Lincolnshire A52 Countryside A412 A30
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: SQD 11
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Firefighters in Highland Park, IL and surrounding suburbs battled a house fire 4/18/18 after 1AM. The house was totally engulfed in flames on arrival and two people perished inside.
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) April 18, 2018
Two Bodies Found After Fire Destroys Home In Highland Park. https://t.co/IBXdME6Ema
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) April 18, 2018
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) April 18, 2018