Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:34 PM Monday January 28, 2019 to a report of a house fire on Thornhill Lane and Larkspur Lane Palatine, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that residents inside the home reported the side of the house was on fire with smoke in a bedroom. Fire command immediately upgraded the call to a working fire (Code 4 by 10:36 p.m.) Battalion Chief 8 reported a header visible by 10:39 p.m. and on arrival reported fire on the side of the house (by 10:40 p.m.) Battalion Chief 8 reported fire was showing “all the way” to the left side of the house, when looking at the house from the street.
The fire was possibly started on the exterior of the house. Primary and secondary searches were complete and clear by 10:54 p.m. after residents reported everyone was evacuated. Initially, there were no injuries reported at the fire scene.
The fire was marked under control by 11:00 p.m.
There was possibly involvement to the inside of the house, as firefighters reported their observations of extension of fire damage inside the house. The fire is under investigation.
The information in this article is an early report published before any information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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