Northbrook police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:23 AM Wednesday January 16, 2019 to a report of a fully-involved house fire following an explosion on Melanie Road south of the intersection of Melanie Lane and Highland Road Northbrook, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of an explosion and then a house fire.
An off-duty firefighter that arrived on the scene reported a fully-involved house fire. Northbrook Tower Ladder 12’s crew on arrival reported two houses on fire.
A MABAS Division 3 Box Alarm on Box #3-1012 for a house fire activated at 6:34 a.m. upon the report that a house was fully-involved with fire.
Three houses were reported burning
A second alarm was activated at 6:36 am. Firefighters were evacuating a house as late as 7:20 a.m. for defensive operations.
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