Extra Alarm House Fire on McGlashen Drive in South Barrington

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Smoke showing at the front of a house on McGlashen Drive in South Barrington (PHOTO CREDIT: Jimmy Bolf)
Smoke showing at the front of a house on McGlashen Drive in South Barrington (PHOTO CREDIT: Jimmy Bolf).

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) firefighters and paramedics were dispatched about 11:43 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022 to a report of a residential structure fire in the block of 0-99 McGlashen Drive in South Barrington.




The initial crews arrived on scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage and a large window facing the street. Crews immediately initiated a fire attack, and the response was upgraded by command to a MABAS Box Alarm by 11:56 a.m., was elevated to the second alarm level at about 12:10 p.m.

First arriving units were able to confirm that all residents had evacuated prior to arrival of firefighters. Crews were able to contain the fire to the garage and kitchen areas. The home was determined to be uninhabitable due to smoke, heat, and water damage.




There were no reported injuries to firefighters or the home’s occupants. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The residence was turned over to the homeowner.

Damage visible near the garage at the front of a house that was engulfed with flames when firefighters arrived on McGlashen Drive in South Barrington (PHOTO CREDIT: Jimmy Bolf)
Damage visible near the garage at the front of a house that was engulfed with flames when firefighters arrived on McGlashen Drive in South Barrington (PHOTO CREDIT: Jimmy Bolf).
Heavy, black smoke visible from a distance from the South Barrington house fire on McGlashen Drive
Heavy, black smoke visible from a distance from the South Barrington house fire on McGlashen Drive on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

South Barrington police officers helped with traffic control and on-scene safety.

Area departments assisting BCFPD on the extra alarm fire call included …

Algonquin-LITH Fire Department,

Arlington Heights Fire Department,

Barrington Fire Department,

Bartlett Fire Department,

Buffalo Grove Fire Department,

Carpentersville Fire Department,

Cary Fire Protection District,

Deerfield Fire Department,

East Dundee Fire Protection District,

Fox River Grove Fire Protection District,

Grayslake Fire Department,

Hoffman Estates Fire Department,

Huntley Fire Department,

Inverness Fire Department,

Lake Zurich Fire Department,

Libertyville Fire Department,

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Department,

Long Grove Fire Protection District,

McHenry Fire Department,

Mount Prospect Fire Department,

Nunda Fire Protection District,

Palatine Fire Department,

Prospect Heights Fire Department,

Round Lake Fire Department,

Rutland-Dundee Fire Department,

Schaumburg Fire Department,

Streamwood Fire Department,

Wauconda Fire Protection District,

West Dundee Fire Department,

Wheeling Fire Department, and

Woodstock Fire Department

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