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Posted on: August 10, 2021

PRESS RELEASE THUNDER AND WIND STORMS PROMPT NUMEROUS RESPONSES

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District

1020 West Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills, IL  60156

Incident Press Release

 For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 

 

Contact:         Deputy Chief John Knebl

                        Email: jknebl@alfpd.org

                        847-658-8233 Headquarters

                        847-854-2609 Fax

 

 

Lake in the Hills/Algonquin Area Severe Thunder and Wind Storms

 

Thunder and Wind Storms Prompt Numerous Responses 

 

 

On Tuesday evening, August 10, 2021 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District were dispatched to approximately 30 storm related calls for service.  Fire crews were met with multiple responses for wires down, lighting strikes, trees on and in homes/vehicles, medical emergencies due to power disruption, as well as unpassable roadways. 

The fire department is currently out in the community removing debris, assisting residents, and monitoring downed power lines until Com-Ed remedies the dangers.  

No firefighters or civilians were hurt.

 

 

 

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