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Fire destroys large house in Barrington Hills

A 3-alarm fire severely damaged a home in the 1-100 block of Steeplechase Road in Barrington Hills early Sunday morning | Provided photo.

Dozens of fire departments responded after a large home in Barrington Hills was heavily damaged during an extra-alarm fire early Sunday morning.

The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 4 a.m. Sunday to the 1-100 block of Steeplechase Road in Barrington Hills for a report of a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived to find a one-story ranch-style home that was fully engulfed in flames. A defensive attack operation was initiated.

The home, which is approximately 5,000 square feet, is situated nearly 500 feet back from the roadway and there are no fire hydrants in the neighborhood.

A 3-alarm fire severely damaged a home in the 1-100 block of Steeplechase Road in Barrington Hills early Sunday morning | Photo: Benjamin Lundquist.

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the third alarm to bring numerous fire trucks carrying large amounts of water to the scene.

“[The] fire is under investigation. Crews worked diligently with surrounding towns to mitigate the situation,” the Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District said.

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Over 25 fire departments sent firefighters to assist the Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District with the fire.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze is unknown. The home is uninhabitable and a damage estimated was not immediately available.


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