Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters responded to and fought a house fire on N. 2nd St. on July 23 during a thunderstorm with pouring rain. Thanks for the mutual aid from North Park Fire and North Boone Fire #3 at the scene and Rockton Fire for covering an accident during the fire. Battalion Chief Jay alms posted to his firefighters, "We fought a stubborn fire overcoming many obstacles. With your persistence & determination we tamed the wild beast...the community is lucky to have you...Kudos to your dedication... .JOB WELL DONE!" The fire was caused by a lightning strike to the home.