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  • Fire safety promoted in JuneJun 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Countryside Fire Protection District provide fire safety handouts out Chick-fil-A, 701 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12.

  • Suspicious fire damages vacant Vernon Hills homeMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    No one was injured in a house fire early Monday on the 1000 block of Royal Oak Drive in Vernon Hills. The fire was suspicious and is under investigation, Countryside Fire Protection District officials said. Damage was estimated at $200,000.

  • Natural gas safety tipsApr 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here are some tips to follow if you suspect a natural gas leak.

  • A car is littered with debris after the an explosion Friday night leveled a home in Long Grove. Investigators remained on the scene of the blast Monday, though they admit that the extent of the damage may keep them from discovering its exact cause.

    Fire chief: Cause of Long Grove explosion remains a mysteryApr 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    While natural gas remains the most likely culprit in Friday night's explosion that leveled a Long Grove home and damaged numerous others, investigators admit that the extent of the damage is making their task difficult. "We may never know because of the amount of destruction," said Jeff Steingart, chief of the Countryside Fire Protection District.

  • Stay off the ice:Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Countryside Fire Protection District is urging the public to stay off the ice as its strength can’t be judged by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature or whether it is covered with snow.

  • Smoking materials blamed in Vernon Hills townhouse fire that injured one personMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Unextinguished smoking materials is the cause of an early morning fire at a four-unit Vernon Hills townhouse building that injured one person, authorities said Monday.

  • Flag disposal drop box: Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Countryside Fire Protection District collects worn, faded and otherwise unserviceable U.S. flags and ensures their proper retirement according to law. Flags can be left in a drop box at the northwest corner of the fire headquarters, 600 Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills.

  •  Eighth-graders at Hawthorn Middle School North participate in skit contest for fire safety and burn prevention during an all-school assembly Friday in Vernon Hills.

    Vernon Hills students get creative to promote fire safety Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Eighth-graders at Hawthorn Middle School North teamed up with their student advisory groups to perform fire safety and prevention skits Friday in Vernon Hills.

  • Santa’s visit to Westfield shopping center includes a big gift for local firefighters Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Santa will arrive at Westfield Hawthorn mall in Vernon Hills on Friday evening to kick off the holidays and present the Countryside Fire Protection District with $200,000 to help pay for new equipment. The public presentation from 7 to 8 p.m includes hot chocolate and a performance by "Those Funny Little People"." Westfield also is celebrating an ongoing $50 million expansion.

  • Unattended candle blamed for Vernon Hills fire Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    A burning candle left unattended is likely to blame for a fire Thursday night at a single-family home in Vernon Hills, authorities said.

  • Fire station open house and breakfast: Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Countryside Fire Protection District will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast and open house from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the fire station, 600 Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Vernon Hills fire unintentional: Sep 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    A fire Thursday in Vernon Hills that resulted in $80,000 damage and displaced four families is classified as unintentional.

  • Countryside fire district accredited: Aug 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Countryside Fire Protection District has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for the fourth time.

  • Motorcyclist injured in Vernon Hills crash Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    A motorcyclist was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. Vernon Hills police and the Countryside Fire Protection District responded to the crash at 4:16 p.m. on the 200 block of Corporate Woods Parkway.

  • Countryside firefighters maneuver through a smoke filled building during search and rescue training Friday morning at the former Pier 1 Imports building in Vernon Hills.

    Vacant building provides rare training opportunityJun 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Countryside Fire Protection District and neighboring departments on Friday used the former Pier 1 building in Vernon Hills for a simulated fire and search and rescue. The building, to be demolished for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant, provided firefighers with a rare training opportunity.

  • Lightning likely cause in multiple Lake County fires Apr 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Multiple fires that crews from the Countryside Fire Protection District responded to on Wednesday afternoon may have been caused by lightning, according to officials. The fire that caused the most damage occurred around 12:24 p.m. on the 26700 block of Long Meadow Circle in Mundelein. Upon arrival, crews found the roof of a single family, one-story home on fire.

  • No one injured in basement fire near Grayslake Feb 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    The cause of a fire in an abandoned home in unincorporated Lake County near Grayslake is under investigation, fire officials said. The Grayslake Fire Protection District was notified at 10:39 a.m. of the fire near Winchester Road and Highway 83. Upon arrival at the home in the 29000 block of North Ivanhoe Road, firefighters found an abandoned farmhouse with a fire actively burning in the basement.

  • Four injured in carbon monoxide leak near Mundelein Sunday Dec 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Four people were injured following a carbon monoxide leak near Mundelein, authorities said Monday. Officials from the Countryside Fire Protection District said a resident from the 19000 block of Hoag Court contacted the fire district about 11 a.m. Sunday complaining of carbon monoxide sickness.

  • Donate blood in Mundelein Nov 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Mundelein Fire Department will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the main fire station, 1000 N. Midlothian Road.

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