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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Palatine firefighters responded Wednesday morning to the Deer Grove Forest Preserve for a large brush fire. Most of the Palatine companies were committed for several hours in addition to an engine from Arlington Heights, ATV brush unit from Hoffman Estates, and a Barrington Countryside tanker.  Access to attack the growing and traveling flames was difficult as companies had to work largely from business lots off of Rand Road that surround the property. The Forest Preserve District brush units responded as well and handled much of the final mop up after the bulk of the flames were extinguished.

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Brush fire in Milwaukee, 3-25-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

Milwaukee FD Engine 9 requested a full assignment for a brush fire Monday afternoon (3-25-2019) at Havenwoods State Forest on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Additional assistance was requested from North Shore Fire-Rescue, Mequon, and Menomonee Falls fire departments. The fire burned approximately 3 acres. The Milwaukee Fire Department does not have any brush trucks in its fleet.

 

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House fire in Maywood, 8-22-17

This from Scott Peterson:

20 S 17th on Aug 22, 2017 @ approx 2230hrs.

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house fire in Maywood

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house fire in Maywood

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house fire in Maywood

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house fire in Maywood

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3-Alarm brush fire in Pembroke Township, 2-20-17

This from Eric Haak:

The Pembroke Fire Protection District had a 3rd Alarm Interdivisional Brush Box on Monday (2/20). This came in just around 1030 hrs and lasted well into the afternoon. The area effected was about 1 square mile of overgrowth and woodlands between 5000 and 6000 south roads east of Illinois 56. There were several structures that were in jeopardy. The 3rd image shows the arrival of the Interdivisional convoy. The 4th image shows the MABAS 19 drone being used to assess the progress from the air. This is just an example of how this new technology can be used and it was highly effective at this incident due to the hilly nature of the terrain. For those who are not from the area, Pembroke is a township southeast of Kankakee, Illinois. It is a rural area where many of the residents live in dilapidated structures and mobile homes. These brush fires are common in this area because there is no garbage pick-up and residents routinely burn their trash. The images with fire showing are of the back-burning that was done along the South side of East 5000 Road.

back burning during brush fire

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fire chief at fire scene

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fire trucks staged at fire scene

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drone used at fire scene

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brush fire

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Peotone FPD Engine 14

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Kankakee Township FPD fire engine

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Momence FPD tanker

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St Anne FPD tanker

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Pembroke FPD

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Box Alarm brush fire in Gurnee, 9-6-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

09/06/16 Gurnee,IL

MABAS Wildland box for the brush fire along the Bittersweet Golf Course

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brush fire in Gurnee

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brush fire

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former Forest Service brush engine in Lake County IL

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Newport Township FPS tracked ATV for brush fires

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Barrington Countryside FPD Humvee

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Brush fire in Spring Grove, 4-16-16

This from Steve Redick:

Happened on a small job in what I think was Spring Grove. There was a massive header due to rubber play matting that was burning. The Spring Grove tanker is one massive rig!
Spring Grove Fire Department tanker

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aftermath of small brush fire

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Richmond Fire Department engine

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Spring Grove Fire Department ambulance

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Spring Grove Fire Department tanker

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Spring Grove Fire Department brush truck

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Spring Grove Fire Department brush truck

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Spring Grove Fire Department tanker

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2-Alarm brush fire in Hawthorn Woods. 10-18-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to a field of cattails burning Sunday in Hawthorn Woods. The field was surrounded by homes and access to opposite sides of the field was several blocks away. They requested a MABAS Box Alarm for assistance and later upgraded to the 2nd Alarm due to the large area and access issues. The address used for the incident was 8 Westwind Court.

I arrived after the 2nd Alarm companies to find the fire was already out. Here are the few images that I took at the scene.

Fire trucks staged at a fire scene

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Cary Fire District water tender

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Cary Fire District water tender

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Cattail field after burning

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Cattail field after burning

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Brush fire in Streamwood, 4-4-15

This from Nick Nerizi:

On 4-4-15, Streamwood companies responded to a brush fire in the wooded area south of Deerfield Dr. The fire was quickly knocked, and cleared within a few hours. A general callback was started however, resulting in duplicate companies on-scene including both ambulance 32, and reserve ambulance 32.
fireman with hose after brush fire

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Streamwood FD fire engine

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Streamwood FD fire engine

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Streamwood Fire Department ambulance

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fireman with hose after brush fire

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Streamwood Fire Department ambulance

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2-Alarm brush fire in Zion, 4-5-15

The Beach Park FD went to a 2nd Alarm for a large prairie fire at the Illinois Beach State Park in Zion Sunday afternoon (4/5/15).

wild land crew carrier engine at fire scene

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huge flames and smoke from prairie fire

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ATV used at prairie fire

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huge flames from prairie fire

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huge flames from prairie fire

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huge flames from prairie fire

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ATV used at prairie fire

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huge flames from prairie fire

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ATV used at prairie fire

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huge flames from prairie fire

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