Photos by HRFD Photographers Harold Danger, Everett Peterson and Marcia Soppe
Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters were dispatched for a structure fire on April 24 on Otto Rd in Machesney Park at approximately 7pm. Upon arrival, they discovered a fully involved detached garage with extension to the rear of a single family home. There was also extension to a neighboring home next to the garage. An aggressive attack was made to the two homes to extinguish them. Firefighters also encountered a live electrical wire down on the ground in the driveway of one of the homes. They were hampered with being able to use this area for fighting the fire. A MABAS Box Alarm was dispatched that brought in neighboring departments to help. Everyone did an exceptional job. The fires were brought under control within an hour with no injuries. The fire was accidental and started in the rear of the detached garage. The cause is still undetermined.