Archive for April 8th, 2019

House fire in Crystal Lake, 4/5/19

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The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department was called about 8:40 p.m. Friday 4/5/19 to the 200 block of West Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake. One person was home when the fire started. A neighbor notified that person of the fire who escaped before firefighters arrived.

Smoke and flames were coming from the second floor and roof when firefighters arrived. Crews attempted to enter the home, but retreated because the entire attic area was on fire.

Firefighters worked to bring water to the building from the outside, and the fire was under control by about 10 p.m. No one was injured in the fire, and the cause is under investigation.

A MABAS 2nd Alarm was called to bring in assistance from other area departments. The fire caused extensive damage to the home, which was deemed uninhabitable. Estimated damage is $125,000, according to the department.

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5-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 4-2-19 (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

We took in the extra alarm fire early this week on the westside of Chicago. It was a food manufacturing warehouse and the first-in companies encountered heavy fire on their arrival. A lot of in-line pumping operations took place at this job which required many resources, which at the peak of the fire, made it to a 5-11 and 4 Specials. Twenty two engines, ten trucks including four tower ladders, Squad 2, plus a plethora of special equipment responded to this. We got to this about an hour into the fire. 
Chicago FD Squad 2A at a fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 at a fire

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Cary Fire Department news

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As seen around … Chicago (part 3)

More from Danny Nelms:

Here is the last batch of more photos from my recent trip to Chicago March 12, 13, and 14, 2019

Chicago FD Training Academy truck

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Chicago FD Training Academy engine

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Chicago FD Truck 2

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