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Large pallet fire on Rt 12 in Richmond

At 9:02 PM the Richmond Fire Department was toned out for a smoke investigation for large fire of pallets on fire in rear of American Pallet Industries Inc, 9821 Rt 12 (Main st), cross streets are May ave and Prospect ave, near the Shell gas station. 9 minutes later Richmond requested a Quad call. Then approximately 4 minutes later they requested MABAS Box alarm for tenders only on Box #5-1470. Approximately 45 minutes later command requested 2nd alarm on Box #5-1480. The Box was struck out at 1:45 am 9/8/13, units stayed on-scene and continued to work. You can go to our page for all of the pictures, although below are some of them along with a map of the location of the incident. Some of the units that were on scene were: Silver Lake squad 6156, Union tender, Nunda rural 1371 on change of quarters, Cary engine, foam 2, Randall Twp WI truck 5755, Twin Lakes 5512, Lake Geneva engine 2820, Crystal Lake ems on COQ, Sharon tender, Wilmot tender, Salem ems 5842, Harvard tender, Randall wi chief, Marengo truck and tender, Mchenry squad, Crystal Lake chief coq, Fox Lake chief, Newport squad, Wauconda engine, Mchenry chief, Woodstock engine, Nunda rural ambulance, Huntley engine, & Lake Villa engine.

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PHOTO CREDIT GOES TO MICHAEL RADAR SCALET, CHINO DIAZ, & PATRICK SHEAHEN 

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Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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