Archive for August 31st, 2011

Buffalo Grove house fire 8-31-11

Neighbors called the Buffalo Grove Fire Department this afternoon reporting smoke from a house at 710 Farrington Drive. Police arrived and confirmed smoke from the house. The response was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before the fire units arrived. Engine 26 was not far away on their way back from a fire alarm and arrived within minutes. They entered with a line and found the kitchen fully involved with fire. Heavy fire was venting out of the kitchen windows in the rear.

The fire was extinguished with one line and contained to the kitchen although thick smoke filled the entire house and attic. The homeowner was not home but two dogs were in the house. One survived and the other died. Buffalo Grove was assisted by Long Grove, Wheeling, Palatine, Arligton Heights, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods.

Buffalo Grove house fire on Farrington Drive 8-31-11

Smoke vents from the house after firefighters knock down a fire in the kitchen on Farrington Drive in Buffalo Grove. Larry Shaoiro photo

Buffalo Grove house fire on Farrington Drive 8-31-11

A firefighter administers oxygen to one of two dogs that was inside the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove house fire on Farrington Drive 8-31-11

Firefighters ventilate the roof as others fight the fire from inside the house. Larry Shapiro photo


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O’Hare gets MVU

A new piece of apparatus is on the roster at O’Hare Airport. 9-2-4, though not yet in service, is a Tempest mobile ventilation unit with similarities to 9-2-3 at Engine 106’s house. 9-2-4 has a fan unit with a smaller volume and is mounted on a Ford F-250 chassis with a small body. Whereas the 9-2-3 has the Tempest MVU-60 (60″ fan), 9-2-4 has the Tempest MVU-125 lightweight model.

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