Video: Illinois Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze


Illinois firefighters responded to a house fire after a neighbor saw flames on Sept. 13.

Firefighters found heavy fire coming from the rear of the home with smoke pushing through the front eaves indicating fire in the attic as well.

Carpentersville crews had reports of people still being in the home. They led an interior attack to search for the occupants of the home, but were informed a short time later that everyone was out.

Unfortunately several pets perished in the fire.

A Carpentersville firefighter was injured during the initial interior attack when a piece of glass from a picture window came down and went through his bunker coat leaving him with a sizable laceration on his arm.

He was treated at the scene, and then taken to Sherman hospital where he was treated and released. He returned to duty a short time later.

A MABAS Division 2 Box was pulled for this fire bringing in help from the following departments: Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Algonquin/Lake in the Hills along with East & West Dundee and Rutland Dundee Fire as well as the Rutland Dundee Support Team. Palatine Rural and Streamwood Fire departments provided station coverage during the fire.

The fire was under control in 30 minutes, and knocked in 45 but crews remained on the scene until about 3 a.m. A family was displaced.

The home was gutted and the roof collapsed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.