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Working fire in Chicago, 6-23-17

This from Eric Haak:

The 24th Battalion had a small fire Thursday afternoon (6/23) at 11006 S. Green Bay Road. Although I knew the fire was going to be out long before I could get there, I continued in to get some images of a few rigs that don’t go to work too often.

Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Truck 61

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Box Alarm in Buffalo Grove, 6-20-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 685 Le Parc Circle late Tuesday afternoon after a homeowner was alerted on his phone of an alarm going off. The Code 2 for the alarm investigation was elevated to a Code 3 for the reported fire after receiving an update from the homeowner who arrived home and found smoke in the unit.

Buffalo Grove (BG) Battalion 4 arrived to find light smoke around the eaves and upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. BG companies went to the roof and inside the unit while mutual aid crews investigated the adjoining units. Heavy smoke conditions inside initially hampered locating the seat of the attic fire and a fear of extension throughout the multiple unit building prompted further upgrading the alarm to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Companies at the scene were: Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Engine 26, Quints 25 and 27, Squad 25, Ambulances 25 and 26, plus three additional chief officers. Mutual aid companies were: Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and 400; Long Grove Squad 55 and 5500; Palatine Engine 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Wheeling Engine 42 and 2400; ambulances from Barrington Countryside, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, and Lake Villa; a Libertyville squad, a Countryside engine, trucks from Mundelein and Grayslake (in a spare truck X-Mundelein), the Mess Canteen Unit M5, plus Buffalo Grove EMA.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for observation after being evaluated in rehab.

 

townhouse building fire

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heavy smoke from attic vent

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Firefighters guide hose line into a house

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heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Buffalo Grove FD KME quint at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint at work

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large diameter hose in the street

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Mess Canteen M5 rehab unit

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters rehab at fire scene

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Mundelein FD tower ladder

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Mundelein FD new and old fire trucks

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Northwest Lake County Fire Training Cooperative

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Buffalo Grove FD fire scene

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firefighters after battling a fire

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mom take picture of toddler dressed as a fireman

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint reflecting in a pond

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E-ONE aerial ladder

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more photos at Shapirophotography.net

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I left the “3 bagger” to take in this job.  Engine 49 from a change asked for a box right away after they arrived. The building was undergoing some renovation as indicated by the scaffolding so a defensive stance was taken initially. Squad 1 wiggled the new rig into a tight spot. Not much to really see but a changing smoke condition based on the prevailing winds. I can’t think of the last time I left one job to take in another (except for Detroit).

All the photos and video from the two fires can be seen here:
Steve

Chicago Firefighters and fire trucks at fire sene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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smokey conditions during building fire

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Firefighters battle building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Engine 5

Chicago FD Engine 59

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17

This from Tim Olk:

Chicago Still And Box Alarm Fire 220 N Laflin

Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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thick smuilding fire in Chicagooke from b

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firefighters st smokey building fire

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firefighters st smokey building fire

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 captaiin

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

More om the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 from Steve Redick:

firefighters with master stream at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are a few late photos of the 3-11 at 3323 W. Augusta this morning (6/16/17). The 3-11 Alarm was struck out by 4-1-1, Father Mulcrone.

Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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Chicago FD Air Mask Service Unit 646

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large vacant commercial building fire in Chicago

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large vacant commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 57 feeds Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23 and master streams deployed

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-9-17

This from Drew Gresik:

The 18th Battalion battled a working fire in a red-X building at 3849 on Flournoy. Chicago Police helicopter ‘PH1’ called it in on the Zone and reported that there was a house on fire and it was really cooking. Engine 95 deck-gunned it on arrival as they had heavy fire showing from the 2, and then companies led out (2) 2.5” lines while performing an exterior attack. A third line was led out as Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up and flowing water in the vacant lot on Side D. 
 
Drew Gresik

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night fire scene photo

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

Steve

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House fire in the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, 6-2-17

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) was called to 24341 Elm Road early Friday morning (6/2/17) for the report of an ATV on fire. A followup call apparently notified dispatchers that the fire had spread to the attached garage. Lake Forest Engine 422 arrived first  and advised that they had a fully-involved garage fire. LRFPD Engine 52, Squad 51, and Battalion 51 arrived right behind the first engine and all three suppression units exhausted their tank water on the initial attack. Countryside Engine 411 arrived with the Lincolnshire units and supplied their tank water inline as well. The home is located in an unincorporated area of Lake Forest without hydrants. 

On arrival, Battalion 51 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire and simultaneously a MABAS Box Alarm was struck which would bring several water tankers in addition to supplemental fire suppression companies. Portable tanks were dropped from Long Grove and Countryside tankers, While Long Grove drafted from the portable tanks supplying the engines at the scene, tankers from Countryside, Wauconda, Grayslake, and the Palatine Rural FPD shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant roughly a mile away.

The fire was largely contained to the garage with some extension into the house and attic. 

 

rural water supply at fire scene

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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smoldering remains of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Lake Forest FD Engine 422

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Firefighters vent roof of a house

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charred remains of ATV

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long hose lay at fire scene

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Engine 52

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fire trucks at scene with lots of hose on the ground

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fire department tanker dumps into portable tank

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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House fire in Prospect Heights, 6-1-17

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

 

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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