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2-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 4/13/19 (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos of the 2-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 4/13/19

Saturday afternoon, Oak Park companies fought a tough fire @ 530 s Scoville in a two-story apartment building. Numerous hose lines were dropped and two master streams were used to knock down this fire. About two hours into this fire, there was another fire about three blocks away. The first-in companies (Riverside engine, Brookfield engine, and Oak Brook ladder) arrived to find a three-story frame house, with the back end totally involved. The area was taxed of all their resources which then brought a Task Force of Interdivisional companies to cover the towns while fighting these fires. 

E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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thick smoke from apartment building on fire

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E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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Firefighters venting a roof in heavy smoke from aerial ladder

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Firefighters vent roof of apartment building on fire

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E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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Forest Park FD fire engine at work

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Oak Park FD Engine 602

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2-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 4/13/19

Photos from Eric Haak of a 2-Alarm fire in an apartment building at 530-534 S Scovill Avenue in Oak Park Saturday afternoon (4/13/19).

Oak Park FD Engine 602

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E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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dramatic photo of Cicero Firefighters venting a roof in heavy smoke from aerial ladder

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dramatic photo of Firefighters venting a roof in heavy smoke from aerial ladder

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Firefighters on E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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Hillside FD Engine 404

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Cicero FD Truck 2 E-ONE TDA at fire scene

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

This from Arvell Dorsey:

I went back to the fire scene the next day (April 3, 2019) to check out the extensive damage and took some photos.

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spare HME Luverne fire engine working in Chicago

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Aftermath of massive fire that destroyed Newlyweds Foods in Chicago 4/2/19.

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Aftermath of massive fire that destroyed Newlyweds Foods in Chicago 4/2/19.

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Aftermath of massive fire that destroyed Newlyweds Foods in Chicago 4/2/19.

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago FD Memo M-36-19

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

More on the from Eric Haak:

Just two contributions from me from the 5-11. The first image shows the conditions in the southeast corner of the building and the second is a pretty neat image of Engine 76 pumping.

massive fire and smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 76 at fire scene

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

This from Larry Shapiro:

I arrived at the 5-11 Alarm fire almost two hours into it. The warehouse buildings had already collapsed and though there was still quite a bit of smoke, the bulk of the fire had been knocked down already. Nevertheless, here is what it looked like from that point on.

Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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massive flames from building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 35

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flooded street at scene of massive fire

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Box alarm fire in Libertyville, 3-31-19

Libertyville firefighters were dispatched for a reported fire at 232 Red Top Drive Sunday afternoon (3/31/19). Firefighters arrived quickly from the nearby station on Golf Road and reported fire through the roof. Shortly afterwards the fire was upgraded to a Box Alarm as firefighters went defensive. Flames were knocked down fairly quickly after burning off a section of the roof and damaging the second floor of one unit in the multi-family complex. 

An incomplete list of fire departments at the scene included: Libertyville, Mundelein, Countryside, Lake Bluff, Gurnee, lake Forest, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Round Lake, and Grayslake.

fire scene in Libertyville IL

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aftermath of cedar shake roof after a fire

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are just a few images from the Still and Box Alarm at 7041 South Green Street yesterday (3/30). These were taken about 10-15 minutes after the box was requested. I didn’t have much time to work since CPD cleared everyone from the front of the building shortly after I arrived so this was the best I could come up.

Chicago FD engine 54 at a fire scene

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smoke from attic of house on fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire immersed in smoke

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Burn down in McHenry, IL 3-15-19

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in on Friday (3/15/19). A clubhouse/restaurant at the Chapel Hill Golf Club. Unusual to see a building this large used as a burn down. I believe they had been conducting numerous evolutions here previously and Friday was the burn down to aid in the demolition of the building. I don’t believe anything will be erected in its place. No real firefighting operations to see but I did get to observe some amazing fire behavior and conditions. The collapse of the front entrance overhang was unusual, but I missed it and only got the aftermath. It was interesting to see the tanker setup although it really wasn’t utilized much. The video and all the images can be seen here:
 
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the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training

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the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training

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the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training

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the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 3-20-19

Arlington Heights police and firefighters were called to 209 LaSalle Street late Wednesday night (3/20/19) for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived and reported fire in the garage. The first arriving engine confirmed the report and added that there was heavy fire in the rear involving the first and second floors. Lines were deployed to the garage and the rear. A water main ruptured in the parkway two houses to the west of the hydrant being used by Engine 4, so when Engine 3 arrived they laid a supply line from a hydrant on a different main to supplement Engine 4. Arlington Heights Engine 2 was on a hydrant at the other end of the block and supplied Tower 1 and Palatine Quint 83. Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was at the scene and assigned as the RIT company.

 

water main break at fire scene

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Arlington Heights FD Pierce Quantum fire engines at fire scene

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house fire at night from garage

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Firefighters in bucket of Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder going to work at fire scene

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house fire scene at night with Pierce Dash CF PUC

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Arlington Heights FD Pierce Velocity fire engine at fire scene

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Arlington Heights FD Pierce Quantum fire engine at fire scene

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Arlington Heights FD Pierce Quantum fire engines at fire scene

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