Police and firefighter/paramedics from Antioch responded about 9:07 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2022 to a report of a house fire with people trapped inside in the block of 26300 West Forest Court in Antioch.
The first fire crew on arrival, Ladder 211, was facing the front of the house and reported a single-story home with smoke showing from the back of the house and the right side of the house. Soon smoke was pushing out from all windows of the house.
One pediatric burn victim was found at a nearby address before firefighters arrived. A woman was immediately discovered inside, and rescued and then transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center. The pediatric patient was also transported with burns to his feed. The woman rescued was later listed in critical condition at Condell. The child was listed in fair condition.
Firefighters faced high heat and smoke with not a lot of active fire. The fire discovered was extinguished by 9:30 a.m. Damage to the home was extensive. The neighborhood has no fire hydrants, but water was transported to the scene with a tender operation transporting water from downtown Antioch to temporary water tanks set up near Choppers Bar and Grill. MABAS staging for fire apparatus was also at Choppers Bar and Grill.
A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm #21-A2 was activated at 9:16 AM. Quad 2 Investigators were assigned, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal was notified due to the severity of the woman’s injuries.
MABAS mutual aid firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers were assigned from Bristol (Wisconsin), Fox Lake, Grayslake, Lake Villa, McHenry, Newport Township, Round Lake, Salem (Wisconsin) Spring Grove, Twin Lakes (Wisconsin) to assist Antioch firefighters at the scene.
MABAS mutual aid firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers were assigned from Great Lakes, Lake Zurich, Pleasant Prairie (Wisconsin) and Waukegan were assigned to provide fire station standby coverage in Antioch.
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