Harlem-Rosoce Firefighters responded to Gershwin Lane in Machesney Park for a structure fire on Feb. 18. After a hard fought fire suppression, Harlem-Roscoe Fire Chief Don Shoevlin told his firefighters, "Great job by all at this afternoon's fire. It was a stubborn devil but, because of your determination, persistence and teamwork, the seat of the fire was located and extinguished. The fire had already breached the exterior wall extending to the roof line upon arrival of the first unit, and of course, it was on the windward side. We had a steady wind which was helping the fire advance into the second story attic. The weather element of temperature and wind was another challenge for all of you. The fire is accidental in nature and appears to have originated in the family room by the wood burning stove. Three fires in 10 days and all were handled expediently, professionally and with utmost skill. The most important was no injuries. A pure testament that we are who we are because of all of you."
A MABAS Box Alarm was pulled bringing in crews from several different local fire departments to aid in the fire. Thanks go out to North Park Fire Protection Dist., Rockton Fire, South Beloit Fire, Northwest Fire, Capron, Lifeline, and Metro.
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