4th of July Barn Fire
By Captain Fehrman
July 4, 2024

Today, at approximately 4:05 PM, the Pingree Grove & Countryside Fire Protection District (PGCFPD) responded to a report of a barn fire in the 9N000 block of Corron Road. Fire unit 1214 arrived promptly at the scene at around 4:12 PM.

Due to the severity of the fire, a mutual-aid request (MABAS Box) was made at approximately 4:51 PM, bringing additional firefighting units to assist. By 5:16 PM, the situation was under control, and the MABAS Box was struck, allowing all units not already on the scene to return to their stations.

We commend the swift and efficient response of our fire crews and the support from neighboring departments. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Responding for PGFPD:

-Chief 1201
-Engine 1211
-Engine 1214
-Tender 1221
-Utility 1235

Other Companies On Scene:

- Hampshire Chief 1401
- Burlington Chief 1301 & Ambulance 1351
- Elburn: Battalion 300 & Engine 303
- Fox River & Countryside Battalion 18 & Engine 1812
- West Chicago Tender 5
- South Elgin Chief 201 & Engine 22
- East Dundee Ambulance 41
- Elgin Quint 7
- Batavia Engine 2
- Huntley Engine 945

- Hanover Township Emergency Services
- Kane County Office of Emergency Management

Change of Quarters (COQ) Companies:

Station 1: Geneva Medic 251
Station 3: West Dundee Ambulance 31
Station 4: Huntley Engine 945 (Upgraded to scene) Replaced by Carol Stream Squad 27

Thank you to all companies and crews who came out to assist us with this barn fire. It was a hot and humid one, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!