Three People Escape Fierce, Fast-Moving Fire on Euclid Ave in Arlington Heights

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Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 2:10 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022 to a report of a house fire near Euclid Avenue and Prindle Avenue in Arlington Heights. A neighbor reported seeing flames from a house nearby. Firefighters also received a report, before they arrived, that a second-story balcony had alreqdy collapsed from the fire damage. Based on that report, the fire was upgraded to a working fire response.




Three people escaped a fierce, fast-moving fire on Euclid Avenue near Prindle Avenue in Arlington Heights, Sunday, March 27, 2022
Three people escaped a fierce, fast-moving fire on Euclid Avenue near Prindle Avenue in Arlington Heights, Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Engine 2’s crew on arrival reported a 2-story home with heavy fire showing from the front of the house. Firefighters immediately went to work on exterior fire attack.

Engine 2’s crew at about 2:21 a.m. reported they spoke with the homeowner, and were told that no one was inside. By about 2:25 a.m., three occupants of the house were assisted with walking to the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, where a paramedic crew with a Prospect Heights Fire Protection District ambulance were standing by for any injured victims. Two of the residents of the home suffered fire-related injuries, and all three were evaluated for possible smoke inhalation. They were transported to Northwest Community Hospital by Prospect Heights Fire Protection District paramedics. The conditions of the three victims were initially believed to be non-life-threatening.

Prospect Heights Fire Protection rescue ambulance with paramedics preparing to transport fire victims to Northwest Community Hospital
Prospect Heights Fire Protection rescue ambulance with paramedics preparing to transport fire victims to Northwest Community Hospital.

Two additional ambulances were dispatched to the scene. A Mount Prospect Fire Department ambulance and a Prospect Heights Fire Protection District ambulance were assigned to the working fire.




The bulk of the fire was reported knocked by about 2:39 a.m. except for fire in the roof ridge near the rear of the house, and fire in the garage at the front of the house.

Firefighters from Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights and Rolling Meadows responded to the scene. Firefighters from Palatine and Schaumburg stood by in Arlington Heights fire stations to protect the rest of the Village of Arlington Heights.

Weather Conditions Sunday March 27, 2022

Wind was NW 5 MPH and Air Temperature was 25°F with a Wind Chill of 19°F at 1:52 a.m.

Wind was W 3 MPH and Air Temperature was 24°F at 2:52 a.m. (wind chill calculated when wind speed greater than 3 MPH).

Wind was NW 6 MPH and Air Temperature was 23°F with a Wind Chill of 16°F at 3:52 a.m.

— NWS Chicago Executive Airport

Fire engines and ComEd on Euclid Avenue in front of a devastating house fire in the block of 1900 East Prindle Avenue in Arlington Heights
Fire engines and ComEd on Euclid Avenue in front of a devastating house fire in the block of 1900 East Prindle Avenue in Arlington Heights.

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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Exterior attack at house fire on Euclid Avenue near Prindle Avenue in Arlington Heights, Sunday, March 27, 2022
Exterior attack at house fire on Euclid Avenue near Prindle Avenue in Arlington Heights, Sunday, March 27, 2022.
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