Hearth crews battled a 4-alarm hearth at a 6,000-sq.-foot house in northwest suburban Barrington early Tuesday.
Barrington Countryside Hearth Chief Jim Kreher stated the house at 26161 W. Cuba Rd. had been burning for a while once they acquired the decision round 2 a.m., inflicting a part of its roof to break down.
A number of departments within the space have been referred to as to assist battle the blaze for almost 2.5 hours earlier than it was put out. Because of the collapsed roof, firefighters have been unable to securely enter the house, making it troublesome to simply entry the flames.
Getting sufficient water to the house additionally proved to be a problem, hearth officers stated, as Barrington solely has a handful of hydrants. Further water vans needed to be introduced in from surrounding cities.
Due to how unfold out the houses are within the space, the hearth was closely concerned earlier than neighbors noticed smoke and referred to as 911.
The house, discovered on a personal lane a few quarter mile down Cuba Street, had an addition underneath development, hearth officers stated.
Kreher stated he hasn’t spoken to the householders, nevertheless it seems nobody was house on the time.
The reason for the hearth is underneath investigation.
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