Townhouse Fire on Sienna Court Near Geneva Drive Wheeling — Extra Alarm

Townhouse Fire on Sienna Court, Wheeling
Townhouse Fire on Sienna Court, Wheeling.

Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:37 AM Friday March 15, 2019 to a report of a car fire at Sienna Court and Geneva Drive Wheeling, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a car fire on Sienna Court west of Geneva Drive. During response, the firefighters received a report that the burning car was parked close to the townhouse building. The fire response was then upgraded to Code 3 structure fire response, and Prospect Heights firefighters were called in to assist automatically. Within minutes heavy black smoke was visible from the fire scene.

Battalion Chief 24 reported seeing a lot of smoke while responding at about 10:41 a.m. Police were first on the scene and reported at 10:43 a.m. that the car was fully-involved, but that the structure was not burning.

By 10:45 a.m. fire command reported heavy fire on the first and second floor of the townhouse, and the fire response was immediately upgraded to a working fire response. Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Mount Prospect firefighters, and additional Prospect Heights firefighters were added to the call.

The fire response was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm by 11:16 a.m. (Box 2302).

One person was transported to a local hospital about noon.

The Box Alarm was struck out at 11:53 a.m.

The following municipalities and fire protection districts assisted Wheeling Fire Department …

MABAS Division 3 Box Alarm on Box #2302 for a townhouse fire …

BOX UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): Des Plaines, Rolling Meadows, Deerfield, Northfield

TRUCK(S): Northbrook TL12

SQUAD(S): Schaumburg

EMS: Elk Grove Township

CHIEF(S): Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Lincolnshire Engine, Lake Zurich Ambulance

STAGING: Palatine Rd and Geneva Drive

Townhouse Fire on Sienna Court, Wheeling
Townhouse Fire on Sienna Court, Wheeling.
Wheeling townhouse fire caused by car fire
Wheeling townhouse fire caused by car fire [PHOTO SOURCE: Wheeling Fire Department].

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