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5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22

The Long Grove FPD and surrounding fire departments were dispatched just after 2AM this morning for a house fire at 21605 N Tiffany Court in Kildeer. Heavy black smoke was seen pumping out of a large, two-story home and the alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which was followed immediately by a 2nd Alarm. Within minutes the house was fully engulfed by fire with flames reaching over 60 feet into the air. 

The house was located in a remote subdivision with no hydrants. The alarm was elevated to a 3rd alarm plus an additional 5th alarm for tenders which came from Cook, Lake, McHenry, and Kenosha counties.

Water supply operations included four porta-tanks and dozens of tenders shuttling water from two fill sites. Engines from Lake Zurich and Lake Bluff were drafting and suppling a quint from Buffalo Grove, a quint from Barrington, and lines from Long Grove Squad 55.

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House fire in Glenview, 7-27-22

Glenview firefighters were dispatched to 1701 Annapolis Drive in The Glen on Wednesday afternoon (7/27/22) at 3:30PM for a reported house fire. Companies arrived and had flames through the roof of a two-story, single-family house. A primary search of the premises was negative and a defensive attack was initiated that included several handlines in addition to elevated master streams from Glenview Truck 14 and Northbrook Tower 12 in the alley.

Heavy storms passed through the area roughly an hour before this fire was seen and there is the possibility of a lighting strike as the cause. The house had a cedar shake roof.

Companies assisting Glenview at the scene included Northbrook Tower 12, Winnetka Engine 28, Morton Grove Squad 4, Northfield Ambulance 29, and chief officers from the North Maine FPD and Morton Grove. 

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-6-22

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

On Wednesday afternoon, we followed a column of smoke and came upon a well-involved 3-sty newly constructed house @ 910 N Wood, extending to 912 N Wood. This home was under construction at the time of the fire, and appeared to be receiving spray foam insulation. Engine 30 arrived and deck-gunned the front of the house, while Engine 14 backed down the alley and deck-gunned the rear. In all, six hand lines were in use with the two deck guns. Heavy fire consumed the attic space of the exposure house to the north. CFD did a great job and brought it under control quickly. Here are some shots from the fire. Full gallery is on our site.

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Martin Nowak:

On 7/5/22 around 9 am I came across Truck 29, Engine 96, and BC 18. Not 100% sure what was happening/happened. As seen in first photo, FF went up to the roof. Short time later the ff’s on ground went around the corner. 
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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Shortly before noon today, Buffalo Grove companies were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a basement window at 941 Pine Tree Circle South. Buffalo Grove Engine 26, freeing up from an EMS run reported a large header less than a minute later and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire.

Companies arrived with flames through the roof, emanating from a second floor unit in the center of the six-unit townhouse. Engine 26 encountered extreme heat on the second floor landing after forcing entry into the unit. An interior attack was in progress when a partial collapse was reported and companies retreated and began a defensive, exterior attack from the front and rear. Heavy fire was pushing out of the rear of the unit that was along a small lake. The master stream from Tower 25 was put into operation for a period of time before companies went interior again.

The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional manpower and then a 2nd Alarm due to the hot day and extensive work required to extinguish the remaining hot spots. Many of the 2nd alarm companies were returned in short order.

There was some extension to the 2nd floor unit to the west and water damage to the unit directly below the fire unit. A firewall assisted firefighter’s efforts to keep the fire from moving into units on the east.

Companies at the scene from the Code 4 included most Buffalo Grove companies, engines from Wheeling, Prospect Heights, and Arlington Heights, a squad from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, a tower ladder from Elk Grove Village, ambulances from Long Grove and Arlington Heights, and Buffalo Grove MobileComm.

The Box Alarm brought a quint from Mundelein, engines from Highland Park, Deerfield-Bannockburn, and Grayslake. The the second alarm brought two aerials, two squads, and two more engines.

 

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Working fire in Calumet Park, 6-7-22

This from Mike Lopina:

Just after 1300 hours on Tuesday, June 7th, Calumet Park and auto aid companies were toned out for a fire at 127th & Justine. Chief 2200 arrived with smoke coming from the rear of a 1-sty, 20×20 office/utility room attached to a 35×70, 3-sty, ordinary apts over store. Cal Park Truck 2224 arrived soon after, led out to the rear and put the main to the roof. Garden Homes, Marionette Park, Robbins, Alsip engines and a Posen ambulance assisted along with Riverdale’s acting chief and a Marionette Park deputy chief. Riverdale and Blue Island had to take passes.

With the mention of Garden Homes lately in another post, it was interesting to see them arrive second to this fire ahead of everyone else and go right to work. 
 
This building had been rehabbed after a significant fire 6 or 7 years ago.
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House fire in Huntley, 6-6-22

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Huntley FPD units arrived with heavy fire from the attached garage of a two-story residential building. The fire was knocked down quickly by E944 and E142 assisting with foam for the vehicle.

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3-Alarm fire in Rockdale, 6-3-22

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are photos from the Rockdale 3rd Alarm + Interdivisional Requests
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Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Firefighters responded to 132 S. Harris Dr. in Rockdale before 4 p.m. on Friday for a fire. The building houses Polar Service Center, a commercial parts and repair and facility. More than 100 semis were on the property at the time, many of them catching fire.

When Rockdale first responders police officers and firefighters arrived on scene, a portion of the building was already engulfed in flames, and they entered the building and rescued those still inside.

The official cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, but authorities said a semi parked near the building caught fire and eventually the flames spread to the building.

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Working fire in Woodridge, IL – 5-30-22

This from Daniel Hynd:

Darien-Woodridge FPD and surrounding departments responded to a fire in an attached garage in the 2100 block of Sunnydale St in Woodridge on the evening of 5-30-22. 

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