At 11:15 PM on Friday, August 18, 2017, the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to a reported structure fire at 4001 Doty Road. Upon arrival, the first arriving units reported an abandoned residential structure fire that was well involved.
There are no fire hydrants in this area, which promoted the activation of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) for additional water tenders, firefighters, and change of quarter’s companies. The following communities provided assistance; Crystal Lake, Marengo, Hebron, Wonder Lake, Huntley, McHenry, Pingree Grove, Bloomfield, Union, Spring Grove, Harvard, Barrington Countryside, Richmond, Cary, Fox River Grove, and Algonquin.
Firefighters remained on the scene until 2:30am checking for and extinguishing hidden fires. The investigation is being conducted by WFRD and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. The dollar loss amount is undetermined at this time.