Lake Villa Firefighters and Mutual Aid Firefighters Protect Subdivisions from Nearby Wildland Fire in Lindenhurst

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Firefighters and paramedics from Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded about 12:10 p.m.

Wildfire threatened two subdivisions in Lindenhurst in Lake County Sunday afternoon, and burned about 60 acres of wildland brush and tall grass. No injuries were reported.

Lake Villa Fire Protection District firefighters initially responded to the block of 1800 Prairie Ridge Circle in Lindenhurst — a street that was adjacent to the field that was burning northeast of the Nature’s Ridge subdivision. Firefighters arrived to find about a half-acre of wildland on fire.

Residents on Clover Court south of the Prairie Ridge Circle address called 9-1-1 to report the fire was approaching their houses, and a resident on Auburn reported the fire was approaching at 50 feet from homes. Some residents soaked their property with water from garden hoses.

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #24-71 was activated by 12:35 p.m.

Firefighters, paramedics, techs and/or command officers from Antioch, Barrington, Barringbton-Countryside, Beach Park, Countryside, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Newport, Round Lake, and Spring Grove were assigned to the scene.

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #24-71 was activated to the Second Level for tenders and engines only by 1:41 p.m.

Firefighters assigned to fire engines and/or tenders from Bristol, McHenry, Wauconda, and Waukegan were assigned to the scene.


Location: Near Nature’s Ridge and Auburn Meadows subdivisions

Injuries: None, initially reported

Extent of Damage: Around 60 acres of wildland burned

Response: MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm – 2nd Level with fire engines, fire tenders (tankers), brush trucks, ATV

Steady winds and local gusts helped spread the fire.

Observations at Waukegan Regional Airport

12:51 PM NE 7 MPH
01:51 PM E 12 MPH
02:51 PM SE 10 MPH
03:51 PM E 10 MPH

The lowest hourly relative humidity reading was 30% at 12:51 PM with relative humidity readings ranging in the 30% to 40% range from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

No fire weather alerts or Red Flag warnings or advisories were activated Sunday, although relative humidity was low both Saturday and Sunday.

Vehicle maneuvering and personnel footing was difficult due to muddy, wet conditions in the field.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and a citizen reported there were suspicious juveniles observed near a pond before the fire was reported.



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