Firefighters Stop Chimney Fire on West Harbor Dr Near Shallow Cove Rd, Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich fire engine at Side A during firefighting operations for a chimney fire on West Harbor Drive in Lake Zurich on Friday, November 26, 2021 (PHOTO CREDIT: Lake Zurich Fire Department)
Lake Zurich fire engine at Side A during firefighting operations for a chimney fire on West Harbor Drive in Lake Zurich on Friday, November 26, 2021 (PHOTO CREDIT: Lake Zurich Fire Department).

Lake Zurich Police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:54 p.m. Friday, November 26, 2021 to a report of a chimney fire in the block of 100 West Harbor Drive in Lake Zurich.

Battalion 32 on arrival reported nothing showing from three sides.

The first arriving crews were on the scene within six minutes and started an interior investigation of the residence.




Crews quickly located a fire in the chimney chase. Upon further investigation, crews found the fire was contained in the chimney chase area, and did not extend into the residence. The fire was quickly extinguished and damage contained to the chimney.

The residence was occupied when the incident occurred. There were no civilian or fire crew injuries reported.

At the time of the initial assessment and investigation, initial losses were estimated to be less than $10,000. The fire is believed to have been caused by animal nesting materials in the chimney chase near or in direct contact with the fireplace flue.




Firefighters from Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, Buffalo Grove Fire Department, Wauconda Fire District, Long Grove Fire Protection District, Barrington Fire Department, Fox River Grove Fire Protection District, Grayslake Fire Protection District, and Wheeling Fire Department were assigned to assist Lake Zurich Fire Department.

The fire call was not upgraded to a Working Fire.

The fire was declared out by 3:40 p.m.




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