According to the Lake Zurich Fire Department, a house fire broke out on the 10 block of Robin Crest Road in Hawthorn Woods just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Firefighters from Lake Zurich and police from Hawthorn Woods responded about 4:04 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2023 to a report of a house fire in the block of 0-99 Robin Crest Road in Hawthorn Woods. Police officers were first on the scene and reported that flames were showing through the roof. Police while first on the scene learned that no people were home at the time of the fire, but that a dog may have been inside.
“(The firefighting response) brought to the scene approximately a dozen water tenders, ten fire engines, four ladder trucks, three fire squads, seven ambulances, and thirteen chief fire officers.”
— Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Pilgard
Lake Zurich Ambulance 323’s crew on arrival within three minutes reported that a 2-story wood frame house had heavy fire showing from the read or the house with flames showing through the roof. A MABAS Box Alarm was immediately activated at about 4:09 p.m. to the Second Level for Rural Ops (Water Tenders in a neighborhood without hydrants). The MABAS Box Alarm was later elevated to a 3rd Alarm.
Water tankers or tenders relayed water to the scene from a hydrant connection near Fairfield Road and Old McHenry Road where Lake Zurich Fire Station 3 is located. Firefighters fill portable pools or tanks on the street, then fire engines pumped water to the scene, including a Wauconda tower ladder truck.
Smoke was visible by motorists traveling along Route 53, and from Nickol Knoll golf course in Arlington Heights.
No injuries were reported at the fire scene, and the fire was declared under control about 5:30 p.m. Firefighters remained on the scene until about 8:30 p.m. to control and extinguish hot spots, overhaul the property, and begin the initial stages of investigation. Firefighters returned to the scene Wednesday morning to continue cleanup operations at the scene. The fire scene was located in a fire district that is covered by Lake Zurich Fire Department.
The dog was not found, and initially it is unknown if the dog escaped or perished in the fire.
The house was destroyed with only some parts of charred frame still standing.
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