HAZMAT AT 2ND ALARM UPGRADED TO 3RD
Barrington police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:35 PM Sunday August 4, 2019 for a HazMat spill Barrington Village Hall, 200 South Hough Street Barrington, Il. The incident is a re-activation of an incident that occurred Saturday night.
Saturday night August 3, 2019 after firefighters responded to a report of odor outside at the Barrington Village Hall at 8:49 p.m., fire command elevated the response to a General Alarm and then a MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #36-4 for a Hazmat response for a chlorine leak at the Barrington Village Hall.
Barrington officials using the official Barrington website described the incident as a minor hazmat situation Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. there was no mention of the incident Saturday night, and there was no mention of the re-activated HazMat incident Sunday afternoon.
OFFICIAL “SPECIAL ALERT”
Saturday, August 3, 10:18 pm: Police and Fire are currently on scene at Village Hall for a minor hazmat situation. Residents in the immediate area are currently being notified. We provide updates as they are available.
Firefighters from Carpentersville, Cary, and Wauconda were assigned to assist Barrington Fire Department.
EMS crews from Arlington Heights and Fox River Grove were also assigned to assist Barrington Fire Department.
Hazmat techs from Algonquin, Buffalo Grove, Countryside, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Grayslake, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Mundelein, and Round Lake were also assigned to respond to mitigate the hazardous material with Barrington Fire Department. Other specialized crews were also assigned.
Other area fire department crews were also assigned to stand by to cover other calls in the Village of Barrington.
Hazmat techs from Deerfield, Huntley, Lake Forest, Libertyville, McHenry, Nunda, Spring Grove, Waukegan, Woodstock were assigned to the 2nd Alarm Hazmat Box.
On Sunday afternoon some assigned crews were not available, and the HazMat Box Alarm was upgraded to a 3rd Alarm.
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