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House fire in Glenwood, 8-11-19 (more)

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Here are a few images of South Suburban rigs that were at Glenwood’s fire last week

HME Central States fire engine

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Pierce Enforcer fire engine

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Pierce Arrow XT fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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Glenwood FD Engine 21

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Spartan Metro Star fire engine

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House fire in Glenwood, 8-11-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Glenwood Fire Department had a working fire on Thursday afternoon (8/11). Crews did a great job of saving a home that was in a non-hydranted area. Here are a few images from the scene.

smoke from house on fire

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Pierce fire engine

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Firefighters at house fire

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Firefighters at house fire

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighters put on SCBA before entering smokey house fire

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dramatic portrait of salty firefighter with PPE

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to a house at 555 Leahy Circle East late Friday night for a fire in the basement. A header was visible while units were en route and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire before arrival. Dispatch advised of hoarder conditions at the residence which was confirmed on arrival by the first company officer walking around the exterior. The residents were already out of the house and firefighters had difficulty entering the premises. Several vent holes were cut in the roof before companies were ordered off and then out of the structure for setting up a defensive posture. The basement fire traveled to the second floor and areas of the first floor had been compromised. Hand lines were directed through windows and doorways but it remained difficult to reach the seat of the fire due to the clutter.

The incident was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional resources after withdrawing personnel from the interior. Eventually lines were shut down to let the fire burn until it was visible and accessible from the outside and then companies again attacked the flames.  One tower ladder was utilized with a ground level master stream through the front door and living room before it was able to be positioned above the house with access to the fire that vented through the roof. Hand lines were deployed on all sides of the house.

The bulk of the fire was contained by 4AM with companies working at the scene for several more hours.

All Des Plaines units were at the scene along with mutual aid from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, The North Maine FPD, Elk Grove Township FPD, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Chicago Squad 7, Rosemont, Bensenville, and Glenview.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke curls around house siding at night fire scene

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smoke pours out of window of hoarder house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf hoarder's kitchen

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2-Alarm fire in Hampshire, 8-10-19

house destroyed by fire

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fire truck at fire scene

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house destroyed by fire

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house destroyed by fire

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighter at fire scene

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighters at fire scene

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Interdivisional box alarm in Union Hill, IL – 8-9-19 (more)

More photos from Tim Olk of the Interdivisional box alarm in Union Hill, IL – 8-9-19

fire department tanker

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fire department tanker

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighters with hose line

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fire department tanker

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fire department tanker

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Interdivisional box alarm in Union Hill, IL – 8-9-19

Excerpts from the daily-journal.com:

Fire swept through Vanfab Inc., destroying the 7,000-square-foot metal fabricating production facility and offices on Friday afternoon. On the southwest corner of the block long facility was the original 3,000-square-foot stone building erected in 1896. That original building also housed the town’s U.S. Post Office for the town of about 60 residents.

Firefighters from more than 20 departments fought the fire. It was the biggest fire in the western part of Kankakee County in the past 20 years. All 32 employees at work when the fire broke out at about 1:10 p.m. were evacuated.

A spark from a crane was what started the fire.

Herscher Assistant Fire Chief Corey Eich, the incident commander, said no firefighters were injured, but within a few minutes of firefighters arriving, the building was totally involved. Firefighters cooled two 1,000 gallon tanks containing liquid nitrogen on the east side of the facility.

fire department tanker

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fire department tanker

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fire department tankers

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fire department engine

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fire department tanker

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heavy smoke from fire

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-4-19

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Still & Box Alarm 11809 Michigan August 4, 2019

Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD tower ladder at work

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Chicago FD Engine 115

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Chicago FD Engine 75

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fire scene in Chicago

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2-Alarm fire in Sycamore, 7-27-19 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

The Sycamore, Illinois Fire Department was toned out at 1740 hrs Saturday afternoon (7/27) for a balcony fire at the St. Albans Greens Apartment Complex. Early images taken by residents showed a very small fire in the corner of a second floor balcony in the “C” side of the u-shaped apartment complex. Upon the arrival of the incident commander, heavy smoke was reported from the rear and the fire was reported to already be in the attic. The incident was boxed on arrival. An aggressive interior attack was initiated but shortly after 1800 hrs, companies went defensive. The front section of this structure measured 250′ x 60′ with 150′ x 60′ wings on each end with the nearest hydrant being 400′ away. My arrival was over 1.5 hours after the initial dispatch. All of the above commentary is observations made by myself and should not be taken as an official account by any means.

heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighters in tower ladder bucket

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vintage Snorkel working at a fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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Firefighters battle apartment building fire at night

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-26-19

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago had a still & box alarm Thursday afternoon (7/26) at 3051 West Irving Park Road. The fire was in a 2.5-story frame home that, some time after 1913, had a 1-story ordinary storefront added on. The fire was in the attic. I rarely ever get a chance to be up that way any longer so I took the drive through midday traffic and got there just in time to see things winding down. Thought I would share a few images of some rigs that don’t get posted working very often.

Chicago FD Truck 38

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Firefighters work on roof during high heat index

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dramatic portrait of a Chicago Firefighter

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Fs overhaul after a house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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Chicago FD Engine 56

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD Truck 13

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Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19 (more)

Photos from Steve Redick from the Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19

aftermath of commercial fire in Park Ridge IL

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aftermath of commercial fire in Park Ridge IL

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