Here’s one reason that supports the reasoning that Arlington Heights will need an additional fire station near Arlington Park if the Chicago Bears build a stadium on the far west side of Arlington Heights: The risk of careless and reckless tailgaters. Careless handling of a charcoal grill or other grill is the suspected cause of a fire that destroyed multiple vehicles outside the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Arlington Heights Fire Department already has a mutual aid agreement with Rolling Meadows Fire Department to cover parts of Arlington Heights near Rolling Meadows, but the City of Rolling Meadows can’t be expected to pick up all of the demand that would be created by a new development along with a new Chicago Bears stadium.
The two closest Arlington Heights fire stations are about eight or nine minutes away in normal traffic. Rolling Meadows Fire Station 16 at 2340 Hicks Road in Rolling Meadows is the closest fire station — only about a minute or two away. Arlington Heights Fire Station 1 is located in downtown Arlington Heights near Arlington Heights Road and Sigwalt Street (about 3 miles away). Arlington Heights Fire Station 2 is located across the railroad tracks, and is located near Arlington Heights Road and Oakton Street (also about 3 miles away). Arlington Heights Fire Station 1 is a little closer to the Arlington Park property, compared to Arlington Heights Fire Station 2.
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) September 12, 2022
— Brooke (@FLWXBROOKE) September 11, 2022
STADIUM SCORCHER: A fire that broke out in a parking lot at Hard Rock Stadium during Sunday's Miami Dolphins game consumed 11 vehicles, and investigators believe a tailgate gathering preceding the event may have played a role. https://t.co/Wrj6KVw19N
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 12, 2022
Almost a dozen cars torched at the Miami Dolphins game yesterday. Apparently you someone left a grill under their vehicle without fully extinguishing the coals.
It took 30 minutes to put the fire out. The car owners had no idea until they were leaving the stadium after the game pic.twitter.com/nXaYMh9cYm
— The Space Coast Rocket (@CoastRocket) September 12, 2022
A fire broke out at a Miami Dolphins tailgate and scorched several cars outside Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/OkwxoMv2aQ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 12, 2022
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