Vernon Hills, IL – Single sprinkler helps control residential fire, protecting family’s home and pet dog

Friday evening at 6:06pm, the Countryside Fire Protection District responded to black smoke coming out of the roof vents of a residential home. The first engine arriving on the scene, upgraded the alarm to a working still, which brought additional units from Countryside, Libertyville, Mundelein, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Barrington, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Deerfield. Firefighters quickly arrived on the scene, and began extinguishing the fire. The fire was controlled by a single fire sprinkler head in the interior of the house, and the exterior of the house was controlled by two hand lines off of the engine. The fire was extinguished within minutes of the first arriving engine. The family was not home at the time of the fire, but the family’s dog was rescued from the fire, and was given oxygen because of the thick black smoke. Firefighters assisted with clean up and returned back to their stations.

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