Archive for May 3rd, 2018

2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18

large house in Barrington Hills engulfed by flames

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The Barrington Countryside FPD responded to a house fire early this morning (5/3/18) at 83 Paganica Drive in Barrington Hills. A header was visible as units were en route and they found heavy fire from the second floor and mansard roof upon arrival. The resident had evacuated the house. The area is without hydrants.  The first engine and tanker pulled into the driveway with 4,000 gallons of water as the second engine dropped a line to the end of the street to initiate a drafting operation from three portable tanks. Fourteen tankers shuttled water for over two hours to supply several hand lines that were operating. The house sustained heavy damage and the fire’s origin is believed to be a lightning strike.

Barrington Countryside FPD E-ONE e-MAX Engine 37 at fire scene

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Lightning may be to blame for a fire that tore through a nearly 9,000-square-foot Barrington Hills home after violent storms pushed through the region early Thursday morning. Firefighters from the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and about 20 other departments spent roughly two hours getting the fire on Paganica Drive under control.

Neighbors reported hearing a loud boom during the night, before firefighters well called to the scene at about 4:40 a.m., when the homeowner spotted flames. While most of the damage occurred to the roof, the house was left uninhabitable by the fire.

Because the neighborhood has no fire hydrants, firefighters set up a rural fire operation which involved bringing water to the scene in tenders. At no time was water supply lost, according to the fire district.

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NIPSTA fire academy blood drive

NIPSTA fire academy blood drive

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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

TBT-Before the Ford Explorer and Chevy Tahoe there was the IHC Travelall.  Chief buggies, ambulances and rescue squads used this type of vehicle in departments big and small.  Here is a 1960’s IHC used by the Midlothian Fire Dept.
Mike Summa
IHC Travelall

a 1960’s IHC Travelall used by the Midlothian Fire Dept. Mike Summa photo

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Working fire in Lowell, IN 4-29-18

This from Eric Haak:

The following are images taken at a MABAS Box in Lowell, Indiana on April 29th. While this was a Lowell address, the fire was in the Lake Dalecarlia Volunteer Fire Department’s district. A Lowell engine drafted from a nearby pond and nearly 1,000 feet of 5-inch was stretched to the fire scene. Almost all the water used in the suppression efforts was taken from this pond.

house destroyed by fire

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Lowell FD engine drafting from a pond

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Lowell FD engine drafting from a pond

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Lake Delacarlia FD fire engine on scene

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Lake Delacarlia FD fire engine on scene

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large diameter hose at fire scene

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Lake Delacarlia FD fire engine on scene

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighters rest after battling fire

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Firefighter decons after battling a fire

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Working fire in Westmont, 5-2-18

This from Jeff Braun, Jr.:

(5/2/18) Here are some photos of the General Alarm for the commercial structure fire in Westmont at 202 W Naperville Rd. (Walsh’s Bar). At around 1300 hours, companies arrived on scene reporting heavy smoke from the structure. I arrived as companies were conducting overhaul. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY)

Oak Brook FD Ladder 94

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Clarendon Hills FD Engine 86

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Westmont FD Engine 182

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fire at Walsh's Bar

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fire at Walsh's Bar

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Firefighters after a fire

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Westmont FD Ambulance 183

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Downers Grove FD Tower 102

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Westmont FD Engine 181

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Westmont FD Ladder 183

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fire at Walsh's Bar

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