Archive for February 3rd, 2022

2-Alarm and Box Alarm fire in Bartlett, 2-3-22

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More than 12 hours after smoke alarms first sounded, firefighters were still battling a massive fire that destroyed a warehouse at the Brewster Creek Business Park in west suburban Bartlett.

The fire was at Access, a secure document storage facility at 1200 Humbracht Circle where the warehouse was stacked floor to ceiling with boxes of documents, providing ample fuel for the fire. What workers said began as a few boxes on fire grew into an inferno.

The trouble began around 10 a.m.  when officials said a sprinkler system initially kept the fire in check, but when a series of steel racks being used to store boxes collapsed, there was no saving the warehouse.

In a statement, Access said all its employees evacuated the building and are safe. The company added that it is working with local authorities to determine the cause of the fire.

This from Larry Shapiro:

I responded to the incident around 10:30 a.m. when it was a 2nd Alarm MABAS Box. The MVU was utilized to clear smoke from the warehouse after Bartlett companies had earlier made entry into the building. I mainly photographed the massive amount of apparatus on the scene and they were winding things down releasing everyone but the Bartlett units. At 3:45 p.m. they requested a Box Alarm to the scene for heavy fire.

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5-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 2-2-22

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More than 100 firefighters worked overnight Wednesday to extinguish a fire at Bay Marine, a boat storage facility in Waukegan. About 8 p.m., firefighters responded to an automatic alarm that and found flames inside a boat storage facility, 3 E. Madison St.

The fire was upgraded a fourth alarm due the freezing temperatures and difficulties navigating through the facility, which stored about 70 large boats.

The fire was extinguished by 2:30 a.m. No injuries were reported and the cause wasn’t immediately known.

This from Larry Shapiro:

Waukegan deployed Engine 65,  a 2021 Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 ARFF from the Waukegan Airport to apply foam into the building.

#larryshapiro;;; #rosenbaueramerica; #BigRedR; #Panther; #ARFF; #WaukeganFD; #BayMarinefire;

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Crestwood Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Crestwood Fire Dept.’s Engine 2303, a 1971 Seagrave 1250/500.  It is shown with a white cab roof, the engine was delivered solid red.  After this the engine had a black cab roof and obtained new graphics.
Mike Summa
1971 Seagrave fire engine from Crestwood Illinois; #Seagrave; #FireTruck; #TBT;

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