Police and firefighter/paramedics from Lake Forest responded about 11:53 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2020 to a report of an open burn in a ravine near McCormick Woods in the block of 600 South Circle Lane in Lake Forest.
Initially, no injuries were reported.
An ATV along with an upgraded fire department response was requested at 12:03 p.m. for an unattended wildland fire discovered in McCormick Woods.
The first crew on arrival reported at 12:07 p.m. that there were multiple fires in multiple locations along the whole ravine at least 2,000 feet long
Firefighters reported about 12:10 p.m. the fire was running in the ravine and that they were setting up protective measure for houses in the area.
Lock lane cul de sac at 12:!5 p.m.
The fire department response was updated to a working fire at 12:18 p.m.
A MABAS Division 4 Wildland Box Alarm #42-71 was activated by 12:31 p.m.
Firefighters, techs and command officers from Beach Park, Countryside, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Newport, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lincolnshire, and Long Grove responded to the mutual aid assignment in Lake Forest.
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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