Extra-Alarm House Fire: Outside Burn Spread to House on Miller Rd in Lake Zurich

Extra-Alarm House Fire: Outside Burn Spread to House on Miller Rd in Lake Zurich

Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Lake Zurich responded about 11:50 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2021 to a report of open burning that extended to a house in the block 100 Miller Road in Lake Zurich.

Firefighters on arrival discovered smoke coming from the eaves of the building and heavy flames from the rear of the house at the main and basement levels. All residents had safely evacuated the home.

Firefighters initially fought the fire offensively, but changed over to defensive mode because of the volume of smoke and fire; and the discovery of sagging floors. In defensive mode, firefighters were able to extinguish much of the fire from outside.

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm #32-1 was activated at 12:06 p.m. A Second Alarm was requested at 12:37 p.m.

Firefighters, paramedics, and/or command officers from Buffalo Grove, Countryside, Deerfield, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein, Palatine, Palatine Rural, and Wauconda were assigned to the scene. Arlington Heights firefighters also responded with a Squad and a Tower Ladder — possibly as a replacement for one of the other assignments.

Firefighters, paramedics, and/or command officers from Algonquin, Fox River Grove, Grayslake, and Wheeling were assigned to change of quarters to stand by in Lake Zurich fire stations.

On the Second Alarm, firefighters, paramedics, and/or command officers from Cary, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Palatine, Round Lake, and Schaumburg were assigned to the scene.

Arlington Heights firefighters also responded with a squad and a truck

Also on the Second Alarm, firefighters from Crystal Lake were assigned to change of quarters to stand by in a Lake Zurich fire stations.

Preliminary investigation indicates the fire started under the outside deck. The home sustained an estimated $400,000 in damage, with another $200,000 loss or damage to contents in the home.

Two firefighters were transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Lake Barrington for medical evaluation.

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

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