Billowing thick black smoke could be seen for miles as firefighters responded to a fully involved garage fire that was spreading to the house on Cooper Hawk Circle in Machesney Park. When units arrived they found the garage and the roof of the home fully involved with fire. With the use of the deck gun on Engine 702 and and aggressive attack from the firefighters with hose lines, the fire was under control and much of the first floor only received smoke and water damage; the homeowners were able to retrieve many personal items such as laptop, keys, money, etc. A big thank you to the Winnebago County Sheriff Deputies as well as neighbors that tried to block the continual flow of onlookers in cars so the fire trucks could get in. The fire started in the garage in a plastic trash can where smoldering coals from a smoker had been discarded.
Photos by Jim Johnson
Photos & video by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Phtographer Sheryl Drost
Photos by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Photographer Marcia Soppe
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