Archive for category Fire scene audio

3-Alarm fire in Schiller Park, 9-26-19 (more)

audio recording from the 3-Alarm fire in Schiller Park, 9-26-19

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-16-19

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

S&B Audio 2237 s Keeler

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-19-19

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S&B 6230 s Oak Park audio

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2-Alarm fire in Riverdale, 8-26-19

Dispatch and fireground audio from the 2-Alarm fire in Riverdale, 8-26-19 from Steve Redick

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-9-19

radio traffic – Chicago FD 2-11 Alarm fire 8/9/19 at 6222 S Artesian

thanks Josh

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-29-19

audio record gin from the 2-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 at 424 S. Laramie 7/29/19

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Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Park Ridge fire marshal issued a citation on Thursday for failing to notify the fire department that a large amount of hazardous material was being stored at a site prior to the building erupting in flames.  Firefighters battled a large blaze that engulfed the former Harvey’s Marathon gas station at Northwest Highway and Oakton Street. The property owner failed to post signs on the property or let the fire department know that 45 tons of calcium peroxide was being stored in and next to the former gas station and service center building. The citation comes with a $500 fine.

The massive amount of calcium peroxide stored inside the building was going to be used to clean up soil contamination on the property, due to it having it operated as a gas station for a number of years. The property has been vacant since around 2013. The city of Park Ridge identified the property’s owner as Raza Holdings LLC. 

The fire department has identified the calcium peroxide as a hazardous material that caused the fire to build rapidly and injure two firefighters who sustained minor  burns.The Park Ridge Fire Department and other area departments that responded to fight the fire will likely seek reimbursement for damages to equipment plus labor expenses. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Cleanup at the site continued Friday, with monitoring by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. A plastic lined sand berm was installed on the property Thursday and cleanup was expected to continue through the weekend. The IEPA does not regulate the storage of calcium peroxide, and any requirements would fall under the local municipality’s laws. Any of the material that was not destroyed in the fire cannot be used on the property for the soil decontamination that had been planned.

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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)

More on the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-7-19

 

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

Audio recording from Steve Redick of the 2-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 4/13/19

The “basket” reporting the fire on Elmwood really showing up … haven’t heard stuff like this in years

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