Police from Round Lake Heights and firefighter/paramedics from Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded about 2:22 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 to a report of a chimney fire at a house in the block of 24500 West Clinton Avenue on the southwest side of Round Lake Heights.
The first crew on arrival reported flames showing through the roof, and the initial fire attack was defensive. Firefighters shuttled water with tenders, and set up a portable water tank.
Apparently fire from a chimney spread to the attic.
A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm #26-12 was activated by 2:32 a.m. The Box Alarm was upgraded to a Second Alarm
Firefighter/paramedics and/or command officers from Buffalo Grove, Countryside, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Libertyville, McHenry, Nunda Township, and Spring Grove responded mutual aid to assist Greater Round Lake FPD firefighters for the Box Alarm.
Lake Zurich firefighters stood by in a Greater Round Lake fire station.
Firefighter/paramedics from Antioch, Barrington-Countryside, Cary, Long Grove, Newport Township, and Wauconda responded mutual aid to assist Greater Round Lake FPD firefighters for the Box Alarm to the Second Level.
Richmond firefighter/paramedics stood by in a Greater Round Lake fire station.
Initially there were no injuries reported.
The Box Alarm was struck out at 3:33 a.m. Area fire investigators are assisting Greater Round Lake FPD with the fire investigation.
Traffic was temporarily blocked on Fairfield Road near the fire scene.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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