Archive for March 10th, 2014

Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road 3-10-14 (more)

This from Dylan Konchan:

Got some pictures from the 2-11 Alarm this morning at 2917 W Irving Park RD.

Chicago fire scene at night

Dylan Konchan photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Dylan Konchan photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Dylan Konchan photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Dylan Konchan photo

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Fatal crash in Arlington Heights, 3-10-14

Several 9-1-1 calls were received by Northwest Central Dispatch about a rollover accident in the 1600 block of N. Rand Road in Arlington Heights shortly after noon today (Monday). As the incident is on the border of the Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights districts, both departments responded with full assignments after it was determined that there were multiple patients and multiple entrapments.

Five vehicles were involved and the drivers of two required extrication, one of which was handled by Arlington Heights companies and the other by Prospect Heights units. Only one of the four Arlington Heights ambulances was available at the time of the incident. Additional ambulances came from Prospect Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Des Plaines.

One of the drivers did not survive.

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There is speculation that the rolled over vehicle went airborne after hitting this minivan. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Fire department personnel check on the drivers of several cars as companies arrive. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Two of the vehicles involved. Larry Shapiro photo

Prospect Heights FD fire engine

The crew from Prospect Heights Engine 9 goes to work. Larry Shapiro photo

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The engine from the car in the foreground was ejected into the street. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Prospect Heights firefighters begin an extrication in the street as Arlington Heights firefighters work to free the driver of the rolled over pickup. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Palatine firefighters assist the driver of another vehicle. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

One patient is removed to an ambulance as another is freed from the wreckage. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights Fire Trucks

Both Arlington Heights squads were at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

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A witness claims that this pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed in the wrong lane. Larry Shapiro photo

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After all patients have been removed. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Looking northwest on Rand Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights was at the scene with one engine, the tower ladder, one ambulance, two squads, and several chief officers. Prospect Heights responded with two engines, an ambulance, and several chief officers as well.

A gallery with more image can be viewed at shapirophotography.net

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road 3-10-14 (more)

A video from Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road 3-10-14 (more)

Some quick video clips from Steve Redick at the 2-11 Alarm fire on Irving Park Road.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road 3-10-14 (more)

Some additional images of the 2-11 Alarm fire from Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road 3-10-14

Chicago companies reported a working fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road just before 3AM this morning. The building description was a 100×150, one-story ¬†ordinary with a truss roof. The alarm was upgraded immediately to a Box Alarm and then a 2-11 was requested 20 minutes later.

Some preliminary images from the scene from Steve Redick, Ken Herzlich, and CFD Media:

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Chicago fire scene at night

CFD Media photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Ken Herzlich photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

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