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Working fire in Chicago, 6-23-17

This from Eric Haak:

The 24th Battalion had a small fire Thursday afternoon (6/23) at 11006 S. Green Bay Road. Although I knew the fire was going to be out long before I could get there, I continued in to get some images of a few rigs that don’t go to work too often.

Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Truck 61

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Box Alarm in Buffalo Grove, 6-20-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 685 Le Parc Circle late Tuesday afternoon after a homeowner was alerted on his phone of an alarm going off. The Code 2 for the alarm investigation was elevated to a Code 3 for the reported fire after receiving an update from the homeowner who arrived home and found smoke in the unit.

Buffalo Grove (BG) Battalion 4 arrived to find light smoke around the eaves and upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. BG companies went to the roof and inside the unit while mutual aid crews investigated the adjoining units. Heavy smoke conditions inside initially hampered locating the seat of the attic fire and a fear of extension throughout the multiple unit building prompted further upgrading the alarm to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Companies at the scene were: Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Engine 26, Quints 25 and 27, Squad 25, Ambulances 25 and 26, plus three additional chief officers. Mutual aid companies were: Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and 400; Long Grove Squad 55 and 5500; Palatine Engine 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Wheeling Engine 42 and 2400; ambulances from Barrington Countryside, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, and Lake Villa; a Libertyville squad, a Countryside engine, trucks from Mundelein and Grayslake (in a spare truck X-Mundelein), the Mess Canteen Unit M5, plus Buffalo Grove EMA.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for observation after being evaluated in rehab.

 

townhouse building fire

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heavy smoke from attic vent

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Firefighters guide hose line into a house

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Buffalo Grove FD KME quint at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint at work

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large diameter hose in the street

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Mess Canteen M5 rehab unit

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

Dan McInerney photo

Firefighters rehab at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Mundelein FD tower ladder

Dan McInerney photo

Mundelein FD new and old fire trucks

Larry Shapiro photo

Northwest Lake County Fire Training Cooperative

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Buffalo Grove FD fire scene

Dan McInerney photo

firefighters after battling a fire

Dan McInerney photo

mom take picture of toddler dressed as a fireman

Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint reflecting in a pond

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E-ONE aerial ladder

Dan McInerney photo

more photos at Shapirophotography.net

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I left the “3 bagger” to take in this job.  Engine 49 from a change asked for a box right away after they arrived. The building was undergoing some renovation as indicated by the scaffolding so a defensive stance was taken initially. Squad 1 wiggled the new rig into a tight spot. Not much to really see but a changing smoke condition based on the prevailing winds. I can’t think of the last time I left one job to take in another (except for Detroit).

All the photos and video from the two fires can be seen here:
Steve

Chicago Firefighters and fire trucks at fire sene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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smokey conditions during building fire

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Firefighters battle building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Engine 5

Chicago FD Engine 59

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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As seen around … Manhattan

This from Eric Haak:

I took advantage of a slow Saturday (6/17) to go see some rigs that I do not normally get an opportunity to see. Far south suburban Manhattan Fire Protection District was training in a fairly large late-1800’s farm house which is currently owned by the park district. Once the training was over, the old house was burned to the ground. It was kind of an interesting setup as there was a historic round barn which needed to be protected so they had Peotone’s Truck 14 set up and ready just in case of an emergency.

old museum burns to the ground

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building fully engulfed in flames

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Peotone FPD fire truck

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Peotone FPD fire truck

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Frankfort FPD fire truck

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Manhattan FPD fire engine

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

More om the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 from Steve Redick:

firefighters with master stream at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are a few late photos of the 3-11 at 3323 W. Augusta this morning (6/16/17). The 3-11 Alarm was struck out by 4-1-1, Father Mulcrone.

Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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Chicago FD Air Mask Service Unit 646

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large vacant commercial building fire in Chicago

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large vacant commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 57 feeds Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23 and master streams deployed

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Marengo Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the Northwestherald.com:

A Marengo home explosion destroyed a neighboring home, left eight to 10 more houses uninhabitable and sent two people to the hospital around 5 a.m. Sunday.

Marengo Fire Chief Bob Bradbury said at least 30 additional homes in the neighborhood were affected by debris. A damage estimate isn’t yet available.

The owners of the home where the explosion initiated weren’t home at the time of the incident, but there were animals inside. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Foul play isn’t suspected at this time.

house destroyed by gas explosion

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Excerpts from ABC7chicago.com:

A house explosion damaged dozens of homes in Marengo early Sunday morning at about 5 a.m. in the 500-block of 7th Ave. At least two homes were destroyed when firefighters got to the scene, Marengo’s fire chief said.

Four people were rescued from the second floor of a house next door. Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries.

A total of four homes were damaged by the fire and more than 50 other homes sustained damage from the explosion. The Marengo fire chief said homes two blocks away from the explosion were damaged and several homes were rocked from their foundations.

house destroyed by gas explosion

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house destroyed by gas explosion

Debbie King photo

house destroyed by gas explosion

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thanks Austin

 

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Working fire in Schaumburg, 6-2-17

From the Schaumburg village Facebook page:

These photos are from a structure fire that occurred June 2 in the 2300 block of Good Speed Lane. The Schaumburg Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control quickly, which was confined to two units and the roof of the building. Hoffman Estates and Streamwood fire departments assisted in extinguishing the fire. No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported. Red Cross assisted on scene with the displacement of residents. 

flames burn through apartments

flames burn through apartments

aftermath of apartment fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-6-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Working fire yesterday (6/6/17) at 348 s Hamlin. Engine 26 was first up while on a change @ E95’s. Fire on 3rd floor of a 3-sty ordinary, 25×75. 26 lead out through the front and Engines 38 and 95 lead out to the rear. Engines 26, 38, 95, Trucks 26, 36, 48, and Squad 2
 

smoke and flames from 2nd floor window

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smoke and flames from third floor window

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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firefighters on rear porch with fire on the roof

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firefighters on rear porches with fire

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Chicago FD Truck 48

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

Steve

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