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House fire in Mt Prospect, 6-18-19 (more)

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Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

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Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

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Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

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master stream directed at roof of house fire

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dramatic photo of Firefighter after battling a fire

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Mount Prospect FD Engine 14

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House fire in Mt Prospect, 6-18-19

Mount Prospect firefighters were called to 1418 E. Green Lane Tuesday afternoon (6/18/19) for fire in a single-family house. Fire appeared to burn in the attic and firefighters were evacuated from the house just before the second floor ceiling collapsed. Fire vented through the roof and companies took a defensive posture. The Code 3 was elevated to a Code 4 upon the arrival of the initial units and was later upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm. Mount Prospect firefighters were initially assisted by Rolling Meadows, Prospect Heights, Des Plaines, and Arlington Heights. The box alarm brought companies from Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, North Maine, Schaumburg, Northbrook, and Hoffman Estates.

fire and smoke through the roof of a house on fire

 

fire truck at house fire

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fire truck at house fire

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Firefighters pull hose from fire engine

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fire truck at house fire

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fire truck at house fire

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Firefighters battle house on fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

tower ladders up at house fire

fire and smoke through the roof of a house on fire

fire and smoke through the roof of a house on fire

Mount Prospect FD Engine 12

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smoke from house fire

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house fire scene

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Mount Prospect FD Squad 13

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-7-19 (more)

This from Steve Redick 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-7-19:

Took this in about 0400 Friday morning, a huge vacant department store. This was an anchor to the old Roseland neighborhood at one time. An unusual building in that it was on a hill. It looked like 2 stories in the front but was 3 stories in the rear, attached to a 5 story as well as numerous other commercial vacants. Windowless upper floors made stream penetration difficult at best. This was a long stand that resulted in the demolition of the fire buildings. I had my passport stamped twice on the way there .. .once at Madison St and again at 79th St. More photos are HERE.
3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken early on during the Chicago Fire Department’s 2-11 Alarm this morning (6/9/19) at 62nd and Harlem. The fire quickly overtook several units and with companies being met by bad hydrants, the alarm was elevated to a still and box. What you can’t see from these pictures is that for each exterior unit, there was another unit that was only accessible from an interior hallway. With the fire progressing over the top of those exterior units and the roof being declared unstable, companies were forced into a defensive position. Squad 5A was positioned in the interior lot and aerial operations commenced with Tower Ladder 54 being set up on Harlem. Tower Ladder 39 was also set up but I’m not sure if they ever flowed water. The incident also led to some interesting situations like Engine 8 pumping at the corner of 61st and Harlem and a Summit engine supplying water to the Chicago incident.

massive smoke from self storage unit fire

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massive smoke from self storage facility fire

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heavy smoke  and flames from self storage unit fire

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Firefighters cut metal door of self storage unit

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Engine 8

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Summit FD Engine 954

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This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pics from the 2-11 at 6201 S. Harlem. They were taken by my son Chris Skrabel.

massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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Car into the building in Palatine, 6-7-19

Palatine firefighters were called to the Hobby Lobby at 615 E Dundee Rd around noon on Friday (6/7/19) for a car into the building. Callers said the car was on fire and the driver was unable to get out. Police officers arrived first and used fire extinguishers in an effort to put out the fire. The car was removed from the building, the fire was extinguished, and the driver was transported to the hospital. Palatine Rural and Hoffman Estates units assisted at the scene.

A Code 3 for smoke in a house was dispatched to another location in Palatine within minutes of this call and units from Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove were sent to investigate that incident as most Palatine units were at the Hobby Lobby.

Car crashes into a building in Palatine IL and catches fire

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Car crashes into a building in Palatine IL and catches fire

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Palatine Rural FD Engine 36

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MVA in Wheeling, 6-4-19

Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a one-car MVA Tuesday afternoon (6/4/19) in the express lanes of Palatine Road just west of Wolf Road. A new Cadillac SUV was precariously along the embankment after running through and getting stuck in a section of open curbing that was dug out for replacement. The driver was alone in the car and not complaining of injuries, but was unable to get out of the car. Firefighters assisted the occupant out of the car and was then evaluated by paramedics. 

 

The new buggy for Prospect Heights Battalion 9, recently placed into service is seen in several photos.

brand new Cadillac SUV wrecked

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One-car crash in Wheeling IL 6/4/19 with Prospect Heights Fire Department

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Prospect Heights FD Battalion 9 Ford F250

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Gene's Towing at work

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House fire in Lake Forest, 5-31-19

This from Max Weingardt:

Friday morning’s Code 4 in Lake Forest at 182 Linden Ave

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 at night

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aftermath of house fire

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Lake Forest fire engine at night

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Lake Forest FD command post

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HME/Metz tower ladder

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Lake Forest FD fire engines at night

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-28-19 (more)

A few photos from Chi-Town Fire Photos from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-28-19

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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MVA with rollover in Wheeling, 5-28-19

Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Arlington Heights units were simultaneously dispatched to a rollover crash reported with entrapment Tuesday morning (5/28/19) on Hintz Road at Old Buffalo Grove Road. The location is on the border of Wheeling and Arlington Heights and the call went to both RED Center and Northwest Central Dispatch. Four occupants of the SUV, including three children, were out of the vehicle when the fire department arrived. Three ambulances were used to transport the patients.

SUV rolled over on the roof

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Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-28-19

From Steve Redick at the 2-11 alarm 3241 S. Shields

Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 29 on scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 on scene

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