Lightning Strike, House Fire on Westmoreland Dr Near Old Hicks Rd Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:59 PM Monday September 3, 2018 to a report of a fire at a split-level house at 2107 North Westmoreland Drive Palatine, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a pet or pets were inside.

Police on arrival reported a lightning strike with flames showing from a basement window. The fire call was elevated to a Code 4/Working Fire response at 4:02 pm.

Engine 82’s crew on arrival reported a fully-involved basement fire by 4:04 p.m.

An interior crew in the basement reported no more flames seen by 4:11 p.m. Firefighters had two lines on the fire.

Engine 81’s crew searched the first floor with Tower Ladder 85’s crew assigned to assist search on the first floor at about 4:15 p.m.

Quint 83’s crew was working the second line by about 4:15 p.m.

The primary search was all clear by 4:17 p.m.

The building was opened up for ventilation, had ground ladders in place, a primary search all clear by 4:20 p.m. Also, firefighters were working on overhaul and checking for extension by 4:20 p.m.

Engine 82’s crew confirmed the fire was “knocked” in the basement by 4:23 p.m.

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FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): E82  E81  

TRUCK(S): Q38   TL85  

SQUAD(S): SQD85  

RIT: BC ?? T ??  

CHIEF(S): BC ??  

EMS: A82  Palatine A4

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance

CODE 4 AT 04:02 PM

ENGINE(S): Palatine E4

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EMS: Buffalo Grove A25

CHIEF(S): Chiefs 801 802

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