Glenview IL apartment building fire lighting strike Summit Drive 5-22-11

Northbrook Truck 12 went up on the northwest side of the building so firefighters could access the roof. The supply to Truck 12 was never charged. Larry Shapiro photo

The Glenview 9-1-1 center received calls for a fire at 2700 Summit Drive during a heavy storm after 10PM Sunday evening. Companies arrived at the four-story ‘L’ shaped building to find smoke and fire on the roof. The initial ¬†response included Glenview Engines 6 and 13, Battalion 6, Ambulance 6, Glenview Truck 14 which was using Engine 8R, and Northfield Truck 29. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 upon arrival which brought Glenview Engine 8, Glenview Ambulance 7, Northbrook Truck 12, and Morton Grove Squad 4. Northbrook Truck 12 was returning from a Code 4 fire in their district when this alarm came in.

Glenview IL apartment building fire lighting strike Summit Drive 5-22-11

Northfield Truck 29 was the first truck on the scene since Glenview Truck 14's company was running with a spare engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview IL apartment building fire lighting strike Summit Drive 5-22-11

The damage to the roof can be seen here. The fire was knocked down quickly. Larry Shapiro photo

Both trucks put their main aerial to the roof and the fire was quickly contained to the area of origin.

Glenview IL apartment building fire lighting strike Summit Drive 5-22-11

Glenview Truck 14 was using Engine 8R which has more compartment space than the other reserve which better accommodates the equipment that is carried on the truck. Larry Shapiro photo

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro went to the scene although there wasn’t much to see after the quick knock-down. Larry has a small gallery HERE.

Glenview IL apartment building fire lighting strike Summit Drive 5-22-11

Glenview Engine 6 was on the scene with their new Pierce Arrow XT engine. Larry Shapiro photo