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MetraTrain712

Metra Train #712 at about 12:00 p.m. stopped on the UP Northwest Line just west of Ela Road after striking and killing a pedestrian (PHOTO CREDIT: Jimmy Bolf).

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Barrington responded about 11:27 a.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 to a report that a Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest Line hit a pedestrian near the block of 1100 South Northwest Highway in Barrington.

Metra train #712 is stopped just west of Ela Road after striking a pedestrian. All inbound and outbound trains were stopped just after 11:27 a.m. Metra train #712 on Sundays and holidays is an inbound train from Harvard to Chicago, and was scheduled to arrive at the following locations immediately after the Barrington Metra station

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BCFPD Engine

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington. Topics for discussion and possible approval include:

  • Consideration and Possible Approval of an ordinance Establishing Charges for Emergency Ambulance Service
  • Resolution to Approve and Ratify the Second Addendum to the January 1, 2020 Agreement between BCFD and Paramedic Services of IL, and
  • Discuss Local Government Efficiency Act

A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

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Firefighters respond to a call of a barn fire behind a house in the 0-100 block of Spring Lane in Barrington Hills Saturday afternoon. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A bunny is believed to be dead but other animals were uninjured after a barn became engulfed in flames and burned to the ground in Barrington Hills Saturday afternoon.

The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 2:05 p.m. Saturday to the 0-100 block of Spring Lane in Barrington Hills.

Fire officials said crews received a report of a barn fire behind a residence.

Initial fire crews arrived on the scene in less than four minutes to find a fully involved barn fire.

A command post was implemented consisting of representatives from the Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District and Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.

The area does not have fire hydrants and water tenders were used to haul water to the scene.

The blaze left the barn completely destroyed and a large smoke header could be seen for miles throughout the area.

Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District Chief James Kreher said several animals were inside the barn.

Three horses and two donkeys were able to get out. They were in the pasture and moved away from the fire. Kreher said it is believed that a bunny died in the fire.

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FireBarrington Countryside Fire Protection District firefighters and paramedics working at the scene of a barn fire in the block of 0-99 Spring Lane Barrington. Report of a barn fire on Spring Lane south of Little Bend Road. Firefighters report a huge header while responding at 2:12 PM; incident upgraded to a Code 4  (working fire). Command on arrival reports a fully-involved structure fire.

The fire is located northeast of County Line Road and Haegers Bend Road. Possibly a barn that shelters horses.

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BCFPD Hummer

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington. Topics for discussion and possible approval include:

  • Consideration and possible approval of 2022 Tax Levy Ordinance, and
  • Discussion and possible approval of 2023 Compensation

We do know the 2021 levy was $7,008,000, however we cannot report what the 2020 levy was for comparison since the District website does not provide that information.

As far as compensation is concerned, minutes from the November 2021 District meeting state, “Trustee Long moved to increase the salary of 3 acting officers from $75,000 to $85,000 and 6 preceptors from $65,000 to $70,000.”  

A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

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Ten Year Smoke

A new state law going into effect will require smoke alarms installed in Illinois homes after January 1 to have a ten-year sealed battery, officials said.

Public Act 100-0200 was passed by lawmakers in 2017 to update the Illinois Smoke Detector Act. The updates reflect “advances in technology.”

Beginning January 1, any new smoke alarm that is installed in a single or multi-family home will be required to have a 10-year sealed battery.

Smoke alarms that were installed in single or multi-family homes prior to January 1 may remain in place until they exceed 10 years of being manufactured or until they malfunction.

Exemptions to the law include homes built after 1988 that already have hardwired smoke alarms and homes with wireless integrated alarms that use low-power radio frequency communications, Wi-Fi or other Wireless Local Area Networking capability.

All residences in the state have been required to have smoke alarms since 1988.

Many fire departments throughout the state offer residents free 10-year concealed battery smoke alarms through the “Be Alarmed!” program.

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Charles Dietz Jr

Charles Dietz Jr., 73, of Barrington Hills. | Photo: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

A 73-year-old man who suffered critical injuries after his Tesla and an SUV collided in Barrington Hills has died in the hospital, authorities said.

The Barrington Hills Police Department and Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 2:13 p.m. November 4 to Route 68 and Route 59 for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Barrington Hills Police Department Public Information Officer William Walsh said the incident involved a 2020 Tesla and a 2013 Nissan Rogue.

A preliminary investigation shows the Nissan and the Tesla collided in the intersection. It is unknown which vehicle was at fault.

Walsh said the driver of the Tesla, a 73-year-old man from Barrington Hills, suffered life-threatening injuries.

The man was identified as Charles Dietz Jr., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fire department radio traffic at the time indicated Dietz was unconscious and not breathing at the crash scene.

Paramedics transported Dietz to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

The driver of the Nissan, a 34-year-old man from Lake in the Hills, was not seriously hurt.

The Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County was activated and responded to the scene.

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Related:Barrington Hills man severely injured in crash

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Crash

A Barrington Hills man suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash Friday afternoon at routes 68 and 59.

A preliminary investigation shows 73-year-old man’s 2020 Tesla collided with a 2013 Nissan Rogue driven by a 34-year-old man from Lake in the Hills, according to a news release from the Barrington Hills Police Department.

The crash, which occurred about 2:15 p.m., is under investigation. Traffic was diverted from the area for about four hours

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The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

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The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here

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