Last night (Nov, 26th, 2013) the Woodstock FRD was dispatched to a possible barn fire at 16812 Kunde Road in Union. Units arrived with a fully involved hay barn. Command requested MABAS Box #5-73 to the 2nd Level at 6:40pm. Due: a Crystal Lake engine, a Marengo engine, a Union tanker, a McHenry tanker, a Cary tanker, a Harvard squad, a Wonder Lake squad, a Huntley RIT chief and engine, EMA and the Salvation Army. COQ: Fox Lake engine, Marengo EMS, Woodstock chief, and Nunda Rural tanker.
Shortly thereafter, command requested Box 5-73 to the 3rd Alarm at 6:48pm . Due: a Wauconda engine, the Nunda Rural tanker, a Hebron tanker, an Algonquin truck, a McHenry squad w/cascade, and a Harvard chief.
Around 7pm command upgraded to the 4th Alarm for tankers only which brought a Hampshire tanker, a Spring Grove tanker, a Fox River Grove tanker and a Richmond tanker. Crews were battling a large hay barn that was fully engulfed with some exposure. All tankers operated supplying multiple lines. About 1.5 hours into the incident, command requested Box 5-73 to the 5th Alarm for engines only which brought a Rutland-Dundee engine and an engine from Walworth, WI. The MABAS Box was struck out around 9pm All crews were still working at that time.