Archive for category Apparatus on-scene

Working fire in Cicero, 1-13-18

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Cicero had a Full Still the other night for a fire @ 3424 s Central. A 1.5 sty house with heavy fire on the first floor. Two lines were lead out and Truck 2 made the roof. Companies made a quick knock. 

house fire in Cicero

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Firefighters on roof of house on fire

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house fire in Cicero

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Firefighter with PPE and ice after a fire

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Firefighter on roof during house fire

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Cicero FD Engine 3

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Cicero FD Engine 3

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 1-11-18

Des Plaines firefighters were called for a kitchen fire at 2148 Chestnut Street at 3:30AM 1/11/18. This occurred as many units were still working at the Maine Scrap Metals fire that started several hours earlier. Callback Des Plaines firefighters staffing reserve units and change-of-quarters companies responded to this alarm. The first arriving units reported fire blowing out of the front windows of this end unit. One occupant signed a release and was not transported. Companies at this fire were Des Plaines Engine 64 (using Engine 62), Des Plaines Ambulance 64, Des Plaines Battalion 62, Rosemont Engine 156, North Maine Engine 1, Niles Ambulance 2, and Glenview Ambulance. Schiller Park Truck 5 and Battalion 5 responded from the other fire scene.

 

aftermath of apartment fire

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighter in PPE after battling a fire

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Rosemone FD Engine 156

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighters in PPE after battling a fire

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scene of gutted apartment fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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North Maine FPD Engine 1

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Schiller Park FD Truck 5

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Barn fire in Mettawa, 1-9-18

Libertyville firefighters and surrounding departments responded to a barn fire at 14060 Old School Road in Mettawa Monday afternoon (1/9/18). Countryside Chief 4100 was the first to arrive and confirmed a working fire. Companies tapped into a hydrant across the street and were able to save the exposures, but the barn was destroyed. It was reportedly a four-stall barn and the horses were able to escape though some smaller animals  perished in the blaze. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for change of quarters and the full box assignment was filled out later.

Companies at the scene included two engines, a quint, an ambulance and battalion chief from Libertyville; engines from Countryside, Knollwood, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Gurnee, and Wauconda; a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods squad; and chiefs from Countryside, Lake Forest, Mundelein, and Libertyville.

Mettawa barn destroyed by fire

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Mettawa barn destroyed by fire

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firefighters man a hose line

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firefighter uses an axe to break a door

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Countryside FPD Chief Jeff Steingart

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51

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Lake Bluff FD fire engine

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fire trucks at barn fire

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fire trucks at barn fire

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fire trucks at barn fire

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Countryside FPD fire engine on scene

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Gurnee fire engine at scene

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Libertyville Battalion 46

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-1-18

The first 3-11 Alarm fire of the  year occurred Monday night (1/8/18) as Chicago firefighters battled fire in a 150×800 mattress warehouse at 4041 S. Emerald. Elevated master streams from three tower ladders and Squad 1A surrounded the building. 

 

 

Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 50 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD Light Wagon 915

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago firefighters cut overhead doors with saws

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 28 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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Box alarm in Mundelein, 1-6-18

Mundelein firefighters responded to 115 Pinehurst Drive Saturday night (1/6/18) around 8:30 for fire in an attached garage. Upon arrival, the garage was engulfed in fire and within minutes Battalion 43 requested a MABAS Box Alarm. Companies made an aggressive attack deploying three lines and prevented substantial damage into the house. One car in the garage was destroyed and another in the driveway was badly damaged.

Units at the scene included an engine, tower ladder, ambulance and battalion chief from Mundelein, engines from Countryside, Grayslake, and Wauconda, trucks from Libertyville and Lake Forest, a squad from Fox Lake, and Countryside Chief 4100.

 

Mundelein FD Engine 4317 Pierce Enforcer on a hydrant

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attached garage destroyed by fire

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attached garage destroyed by fire in Mundelein

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car destroyed by fire

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attached garage destroyed by fire

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Mundelein FD Engine 4317 Pierce Enforcer

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MESS Canteen Service unit at fire scene

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3-Alarm house fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 (more)

Video and some additional images from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 at 2865 Sheridan Place.

Units at the scene were: all Evanston engines and both trucks plus Squad 21, two ambulances, the chief, deputy, battalion, and off-duty chiefs. Wilmette 2600 and Tower 26, Winnetka Engine 28, Northfield Engine 29, Park Ridge Engine 36, Niles Engine 2, Morton Grove Squad 4, Skokie Battalion and Tower 16, Des Plaines Tower 61, and Glenview Engine 13.

 

heavy smoke from house on fire

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heavy smoke and flames from house on fire

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firefighter hands axe to another in roof with smoke

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Pierce tractor-drawn aerial at work TFA

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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firefighters on aerial ladder with master stream

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heavy smoke and flames from house on fire

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firefighters work together moving LDH

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firefighters move LDH with straps

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firefighter with PPE and hose with ice

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firefighters roll hose after winter fire

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Evanston FD Shift Commander Bill Muno

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2-Alarm fire in Pell Lake, WI 1/3/18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

1/3/2018

Several Illinois departments responded into Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon 1/3/18. The Bloomfield/Genoa City FD responded to N1369 Thistle Dr. Pell Lake for a house fire, and upgraded to the 2nd alarm. Engines from Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Richmond, Spring Grove, and Hebron Alden responded. Jeff Rudolph

Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Rescue Engine 811

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winter house fire scene

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winter house fire scene

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Richmond FD Engine 1441

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Spring Grove FPD Engine 1845

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Wonder Lake Fire Rescue Squad 1631

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3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-4-18

Evanston firefighters went to a 3rd Alarm for fire in a large house at 2865 Sheridan Place.

 

Evanston FD Engine 23

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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house fire in Evanston on Sheridan Place

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Electrical fire in Wheeling, 1-3-18

Wheeling firefighters responding for a report of smoke in an apartment found the outdoor electric box engulfed in flames on arrival. The call to 950 Lexington Court came in just after 3AM. As firefighters awaited the arrival of Com Ed, they stretched lines and evacuated the building. Approximately one hour on the scene,  the box was de-energized. Water and then foam was used to extinguish the remaining fire. Power was rerouted and restored to the building and residents were then allowed back into their apartments.

 

electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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firefighters attack electric fire with extinguisher

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firefighter at fire engine panel in the winter

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ground ladders to multiple balconies at apartment fire

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firefighters attack fire in electric box

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flames flare up as firefighters attack fire in electric box

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flames flare up as firefighters attack fire in electric box

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Wheeling FD Engine 42 Rosenbauer Commande3r

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3-Alarm fire in Ingleside, 1-1-18

Fox Lake FPD went to a 3rd Alarm for a house fire in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day at 33817 North Christa Drive in an area of Ingleside without hydrants.

Fox Lake FPD Chief Ron Hoehne

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Greater Round Lake FPD deputy chief

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firefighters overhaul house after a fire

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fire department tanker dumps into a portable tank

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Ingleside house destroyed by fire

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Ingleside house destroyed by fire

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Ingleside house destroyed by fire

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Ingleside house destroyed by fire

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Ingleside house destroyed by fire

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