Apartment Fire Behind a Wall Near Fireplace on Rand Rd Palatine


Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Palatine responded about 9:35 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021 to a report of a fire behind a wall at an apartment at 2058 North Rand Road in Palatine.

Engine 82’s crew reported smoke showing from the chimney and was out investigating by 9:39 a.m. The fire call was also upgraded to a “Working Fire” by 9:39 a.m.

Interior firefighters discovered a smoldering fire in the wall connected to a fire that was burning in a fireplace.

Firefighters did not expect additional crews, and fire command began to release some extra firefighters by about 9:45 p.m.

The fire was declared out by 9:45 p.m. but firefighters raised the aerial ladder to the roof after 9:45 p.m. to inspect the area for heat or fire extension.

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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