Resident, caregiver rescued from fire at senior living facility in Lake Barrington
Updated: October 15, 2012 12:43PM
LAKE BARRINGTON — A resident and caregiver at the Lake Barrington Woods senior living facility were rescued Thursday night after a fire sparked in the resident’s apartment.
Both were transported to Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment and evaluation while Barrington area firefighters conducted “aggressive interior operations” until the fire was deemed under controlled at 9:30 p.m. According to a news release from the village of Barrington, there caregiver and resident were uninjured.
Crews, from at least six fire trucks, remained on the scene until about 10:30 p.m. to salvage property and ensure all residents were safe. A Lake Barrington Woods officials said the building suffered smoke and water damage.
Travel through the area was blocked Thursday night while emergency personnel were in the area.
The village news release stated that firefighters were called to the scene, 22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, after a fire alarm went off at 9:09 p.m. When emergency responders arrived five minutes later, moderate smoke was reported from inside the building, the release states.
Village officials quickly began a rescue operation “due to the occupancy of the structure (senior citizens),” village officials explained.
Neighboring apartments also were checked.
According to the village, Lake Barrington Woods has full smoke detection and automatic sprinkler activation throughout the building. The fire is still under investigation.
Assisting the Barrington Fire Department were firefighters from Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Fox River Grove, Palatine Rural, Wheeling, Rolling Meadows and Highland Park.