Illinois Fire District Battles Fully Involved Barn Fire

On Monday July 17th, at approximately 9pm, the Orland Central Emergency Communications Center began receiving multiple calls for reports of a large fire in Orland Park, Illinois in the area of 11300 159th Street, which is on the western end of the fire district.

Upon arrival of Orland Fire Battalion 2, he notified dispatch that he had a large barn on fire, fully involved. He ordered a defensive attack on the fire.

A full still alarm was also requested by the chief, bringing mutual aid from Mokena Fire Districts Truck 12, and Homer Fire Engine Co. 32 to the scene.

Orland’s Engine 3 put the deck gun to work, while Orland's Truck Company 1 set up ladder operations and put the ladder pipe to work.

The fire was knocked down in about 45 minutes.

Several other suburbs assisted with station coverage to cover the fire district while crews battled the fire.

Crews remained on scene for several hours extinguishing some hot spots.