Archive for December 8th, 2010

Buffalo Grove house fire 12/7

Buffalo Grove initially received a call for a smoking outdoor light fixture before an additional call came in reporting a possible house fire last night on Buckthorn Terrace. When the first engine arrived, they reported smoke and then the incident was upgraded to a working fire response (Code 4). The homeowner had arrived home shortly before the fire department arrived. The house was charged with smoke and there was a small amount of visible fire in the rear. Upon making entry, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and then fire in the ‘C-D’ corner of the house. The fire eventually vented itself through a second story ¬†window as interior crews advanced their lines. There was one minor injury to a firefighter who was transported to the hospital and then released shortly thereafter. Arlington Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove, assisted Buffalo Grove. Barrington provided an ambulance for rehab and a Wauconda ambulance transported the injured firefighter.

Larry Shapiro submitted the following images, and has a complete gallery HERE.

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

Buffalo Grove firefighters make entry through the front door with heavy smoke conditions inside. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

A firefighter works off the bucket of Buffalo Grove's new Ferrara tower ladder to take out the second floor windows for ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

Fire self vents through a second floor rear window as interior companies down the hall advance. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010 Ferrara engine

Buffalo Grove Engine 26 (217) was the first unit on the scene and tool a hydrant just past the house. Three hand lines were used off this rig to fight the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010 Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD squad 51

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51, a Pierce Dash HDR, setup just past the tower ladder and deployed a Wil-Burt light tower to illuminate the scene in addition to running several small lights around the house for supplemental lighting. Larry Shapiro photo

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Leyden 3-11 (part 2)

Additional images from the Leyden Township 3-11 yesterday submitted by Steve Redick, Jeff Rudolph, and Larry Shapiro.

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Flames are visible from a vantage on the east side of the fire after the roof was in. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Westchester's E-ONE Cyclone aerial is set up with an elevated master stream at the east side of the 'A' sector. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Northlake Engine 808 is positioned on the street and awaits water from an in-line operation. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Another shot from the front of the address showing Westchester's master stream. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Elmwood Park firefighters carry a 5-inch line to Northlake Engine 808. The Elmwood Park engine is making it's way further west on Grand Avenue to find a hydrant down the street. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Leyden Quint 133 is operating on the west side of the driveway with an elevated master stream and several hand lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Firefighters work a handline at the rear of the building. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

An overview of the western exposure of the fire building from the vacant lot next door. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Bensenville firefighters pull hose from Engine 89 to put additional hand lines into operation to hit the many hot spots throughout the ruins. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club River Grove engine

River Grove Engine 565, a Pierce Saber, is pumping in-line to Bensenville Engine 89 in the rear sector. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club Bensenville Fire District Engine 89

Bensenville Engine 89, a 2002 Pierce Lance, is supplying several hand lines in the 'C' sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club Stone Park Quest Engine

Stone Park Engine 908, is the only E-ONE Quest engine in MABAS Division 20. It is on a hydrant east of the fire scene on Grand Avenue. Jeff Rudolph photo

A gallery of Steve Redick’s images can be seen HERE.

A gallery of Larry Shapiro’s images can be seen HERE.

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Chicago High-Rise Still & Box 12/7

Dam McInerney took in the Still & Box/EMS Plan I in the high-rise at 4800 S. Lake Park yesterday. There was a fire in one apartment on the 9th floor of a 25-story building that measured 50×250. Engine 45 laid two lines to charge the standpipe system. One line off the interior standpipe was used to fight the fire.

Chicago Fire 4800 S. Dolton house fire 2-11 140th street Park

Broken windows on the 9th floor of this 25-story building show the location of the fire unit. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box 4800 S. Lake Park

Engine 63 is a 2005 Spartan/Crimson engine staged at the scene. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department engine 63

The high-rise hose packs from the engine consist of 50' lengths of 2-1/2" hose with a smoothbore nozzle at the end. The nozzle has a spin down attachment at the end of it where 1-3/4" hose can be attached. This is the same nozzle that they use on their leader lines. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box at 4800 S Lake Park Engine 16

Engine 16 was on the scene with their 2002 Spartan/Luverne engine (D606). Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department truck 16

Truck 16 staged. This is a 2002 Pierce Dash 100' rear mount (E312). Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 30

Detail of the graphics on Truck 30. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Tower Ladder 37

The company of Tower 37 stands by their rig which is a 1996, HME/LTI 100' rear mount (EE281). Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department standpipe connection

Engine 45 laid two lines to charge the standpipe system of the building. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hydrant pump

The engineer from Engine 45 uses a hydrant pump to drain the water from the hydrant. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department command van 273 2-7-3

Command Van 2-7-3 responded to the scene as the mobile command post. Dan McInerney photo

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Dolton 2-11 on 12/7

Dolton went to a 2-11 for a house fire yesterday at 245 140th Place. Jeff Rudolph submitted several images from the scene.

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Firefighters await assignment at the front door after the bulk of fire has been hit yesterday in Dolton. Cold temperatures at several area departments created a need for additional resources at each scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Calumet City's tower ladder extends to the roof to allow firefighters a safe platform to work from due to the icy conditions on the steep roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Dolton Engine 1447, a 2004 Sutphen, was the first unit on the scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Harvey Engine 1 is a 1990, Pierce Lance with a 50' TeleSqurt shown here staged down the block. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Lansing Engine 105 is a 2005 Pierce Dash. While the apparatus was not used, the company went to work. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Calumet City's Pierce Dash Tower Ladder is setup in sector A in front of the house. The tower was used to insure firefighter safety due to the steep pitch and icy conditions on the roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Chicago 2-11 on 12/7

Chicago had a 2-11 alarm fire yesterday on the near south side prior to the Leyden fire. Jeff Rudolph was at that scene which was over rather quickly. Before he went to the Leyden fire, he took several photos and submitted these. The fire was at 1500 33rd st.

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire on 33rd street

Engine 39 on-scene at the 2-11 alarm yesterday. This is a 1999 HME Luverne engine. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire on 33rd street

Squad 1 is shutting down their master stream as the fire is knocked on 33rd Street yesterday, In the background, a reserve tower ladder 's master stream is still in operation. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire on 33rd street

Engine 8 was pumping at the fire as well. Their unit is a 2002 Spartan Luverne. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire on 33rd street

Squad 1 uses their Snorkel unit for an elevated master stream. The 55' Snorkels have been a fixture with the Squad companies in Chicago for many years. Their fate is unknown as American LaFrance, the owner/manufacturer of the Snorkel, no longer offers the product. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire on 33rd street

Of the 96 engine companies in Chicago, roughly 15 still still run with these HME SFO/Luverne engines that have a much shorter wheelbase. Here, Engines 39 (1999) and 28 (1997) are pumping side by side at the 2-11, which is somewhat of a rarity. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Leyden 3-11

The All-Stars Gentlemen’s Club at 11645 W. Grand Avenue in Northlake, IL was destroyed today by fire. The building went up quickly and by all accounts came down just as fast. The temperature was in the high teens, and the header could be seen for a good 20 miles.¬†The club was located within the Leyden Township Fire Protection District one block east of the I-294 tollway. Many departments from MABAS Division 20 were on the scene including Rosemont, Maywood, Westchester, Schiller Park, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, Elmwood Park, Bensenville, River Grove, Bellwood, and Franklin Park. Several area photographers descended on the scene to document the fire but few arrived in time for the most spectacular images. Steve Redick, Jeff Rudolph, Larry Shapiro, and Tim Olk all arrived after the roof was in. Here are a few quick shots from Tim Olk and a panoramic view showing the back of the site by Steve Redick. More images will follow.

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

After the roof came in on the club, fire was still burning near a neighboring storage yard. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

Heavy fire consumes the remnants of the All Stars Gentlemen's Club in Northlake. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

Leyden Quint 133, an E-ONE Typhoon, was repositioned further from the building after the heat became too intense. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

A firefighter directs the master stream from Westchester's E-ONE aerial ladder. This fire was somewhat unique in that all three elevated master stream devices were straight aerial ladders. No tower ladders went to work here. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

This 180-degree panoramic image shows the rear of the fire scene. Steve Redick photo

Tim Olk’s photos can be seen HERE.

Steve Redick’s photos and videos can be seen HERE.

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