Archive for category Apparatus on-scene

As seen around … Hoffman Estates

This from Mike Fox:

Took these at an accident in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.  The first on shows the new command vehicle and the new squad.
 
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fire trucks in Hoffman Estates

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Ferrara fire engine

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-143-20

Chicago firefighters battled a 2-11 Alarm fire on Sunday at 4501 W. Addison Street at a commercial laundry.

From CFD Media on Twitter:

2-11 alarm 4502 W Addison CDD starting defensive operations. No injuries

fire scene in Chicago

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fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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And some late photos from Larry Shapiro:

Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Seagrave ladder truck in Chicago

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters venting a roof

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Mundelein, 9-2-20 (more)

More photos and audio from the Box Alarm fire in Mundelein, 9-2-20

Pierce Impel quint at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of a fire in a strip mall

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20 (more)

brief video from Tom Whittaker from behind the house on Pine Street

More photos from the Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20

Winnetka Firefighter and fire truck

Larry Shapiro photo

flames burn through roof of a house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighter pulls additional hose line at house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Mundelein, 9-2-20 (more)

More from the Box Alarm fire in Mundelein, 9-2-20

Mundelein Fire Department press release

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flames from roof of a strip mall

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters battle fire at strip mall

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters battle fire at strip mall

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3-Alarm fire in Rockford, 9-2-20 (more)

Excerpts from WIFR.com:

One of Rockford’s oldest churches, the former Metro Christian Center Church, was destroyed Wednesday night. The building had been condemned for several years and many doors and windows had been boarded up. There was no electricity inside the building. The Rockford Fire Department is opening an arson investigation. The church was a downtown staple for many years.

Heavy clouds of smoke covered downtown as the church was engulfed in fire and dozens of trucks surrounded the structure as parts of it fell to the street. Fire crews say the fire spread very quickly because the structure is made of wood and firefighters didn’t go into the building because the rooftop has asbestos. The damages are estimated at $300,000.

The fire department worked with demolition crews overnight to demolish the building and put out hot spots. 

Photos from Tim Olk of the 3-Alarm fire in Rockford, 9-2-20

flames engulf historic church

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flames engulf historic church

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20

Winnetka police officers and firefighters were dispatched for a reported house fire before 1PM on Wednesday (9/2/20) at 614 Pine Lane. Battalion 28 was first on the scene to the small, dead-end street, and reported flames showing from the C-Sector. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire for additional resources. The narrow, one lane street did not allow much space for apparatus. Glencoe Engine 30 stretched 400′ of 5″ to a hydrant on the cross street and then supplied Winnetka Engine 28 through another 400′ that they dropped. Several lines were stretched into the house as companies attacked heavy fire in the attic. Additional lines were positioned around the exterior of the building as well.

The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm at roughly the 20-minute mark. The fire vented through the roof in at least three areas. In addition to the interior lines, a cellar nozzle was inserted from the roof into one of the openings and then reapplied into a second area. The fire was brought under control without extending much beyond the attic spaces. Two additional engines were requested later for additional manpower.

Companies at the scene included engines from Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Northfield, Evanston, Highland Park, Lincolnwood, Deerfield, and Wheeling. Trucks responded from Winnetka, Glenview, and Skokie. Additional units were Morton Grove Squad 4, Northbrook Ambulance 11, and Wilmette Ambulance 27. One firefighter on the scene was evaluated by Ambulance 11’s crew. Chief officers from Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook, and Northfield were at the fire.

Housed on the property is the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence.

 

smoke pours from vent hole cut in roof

Larry Shapiro photo

smoke pours from vent hole cut in roof

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters pull hose to battle a house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

chief fire officer in front of a house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters on the roof of a house use a cellar nozzle to douse flames in the atti

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Dumpster fire in Northbrook, 8-28-20

This from Max Weingardt:

Northbrook Dumpster fire at 2467 st Stephens Green

Firefighters extinguish a dumpster fire

Max Weingardt photo

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-29-20

Buffalo Grove firefighters made quick work of a fire on a third floor balcony at 1541 Johnson Drive Saturday (8/29/20). Firefighters found the fire on the front edge of the balcony farthest from the building. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional resources to assist with smoke and searches of the twelve-unit, three-story building.

Companies at the scene included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Engine 26, Engine 27, Ambulance 26, Battalion 4, and chief officers, plus Long Grove Squad 55, Prospect Heights Engine 39, Wheeling Truck 24, Northbrook Tower 12, Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 20, Arlington Heights Engine 4, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Battalion 51 and Squad 51, plus ambulances from Barrington and Hoffman Estates.

E-ONE ladder at building fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 8-26-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a few shots I took @ a fire on Wednesday (8/26/20) @ 1951 w Huron. Engine 30 deck gunned it on arrival.

E-ONE Cyclone fire engine at Chicago fire scene

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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