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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This last Wednesday I attended the major fire in a condo complex that destroyed 3 full buildings and part of a 4th in Prospect Heights. 96 Units were damaged or destroyed leaving many homeless. The fire began in a second floor unit in a very remote section of the complex and penetrated the mansard style roof and cockloft/ attic space. Tremendous efforts were made in the form of multiple trench cuts and opening the mansard in several places as well as a great deal of interior operations. In the end several master streams were also utilized. It has been said this is the largest MABAS response in the area since the Arlington Park Racetrack fire many years ago. Enclosed are a few images from the 4 hours I was there observing. All the images can be seen here on my website.
 
I am also enclosing an aerial view of the complex.
Steve
heavy fire along mansard roof

Steve Redick photo

Firefighter vents mansard roof

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heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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Firefighters climb aerial ladder at building fire

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Firefighters climb aerial ladder at building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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2-Alarm fire in Wadsworth, 7-17-18

The Gurnee FD responded to 37921 N Dilleys Road in Wadsworth for a fire at the Pyramid on Tuesday, 7/17/18.

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

The iconic golden pyramid house in suburban Wadsworth caught fire Tuesday, filling the sky with smoke and flames. The fire started around 4 p.m. at the pyramid, built as a private home in the 1970s. It is 17,000 square feet and stands at six stories tall, surrounded by Egyptian statues and a moat.

The 80-year-old homeowner and designer who has dementia was inside the home in his wheelchair when the fire started. His caregiver and fire officials were able to get him out of the home safely. A 15-year-old Yorkie died in the fire.

The unusually shaped home made it difficult for firefighters to battle the flames. Fire officials say a wind-driven fire created a mayday explosion on the fourth floor. They described it as a blow-torch that blew firefighters off their feet. Two firefighters were injured.

Gurnee Battalion Chief David Douglas said, “We’ve done walkthroughs through this building before and we knew the challenges that would come. Today those came true.

 

Gold Pyramid fire

Tim Olk photo

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

This from Nick Neziri:

A few photos I took of the Prospect Heights 5th Alarm on 07/18/2018.

-Nick Neziri

apartment building destroyed by fire

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

more photos from the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 

Buffalo Grove Quint 27 at a fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Arlington Heights FD Engine 4 at a fire

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Glenview FD Truck 14 working at a fire

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Prospect Heights FPD fire trucks at fire scene

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

Photos from Dan McInerney of the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18

heavy fire guts apartment building

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here is the next set of photos from the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 taken after my previous submission.

Glenview FD Truck 14 battling a fire Pierce Arrow XT aerial ladder

Larry Shapiro photo

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

Some images from early in the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18

smoke and flames from apartment building fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18

Part 1 of what will be multiple posts of a fire that destroyed 3 of 4, 3-story apartment buildings initiating at 848 McIntosh Court in Prospect Heights.

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are just a couple photos of the Prospect Heights Apartment Fire at 848 Mcintosh Court (7/18/18). 

Rundown on the Companies:
Due: Prospect Heights Battalion 9, North Maine Battalion 1 (RIT), Mount Prospect Battalion 3, Prospect Heights Chief 900, Prospect Heights Chief 901, Northfield Chief 2900, Deerfield Bannockburn Chief 2000 (IMAT), Des Plaines Chief 6100, Long Grove Chief 5500, Winnekta Chief 2800, Wheeling Chief 2400, Glenview Chief 600, Glenview Chief 601, Arlington Heights Chief 101, North Maine Chief 100, Wilmette Chief 2600, Winnetka Chief 2801, Maywood Chief 500, Schiller Park Chief, Buffalo Grove Chief 401, Prospect Heights Investigator 914.
 
Prospect Heights Engine 9, Prospect Heights Engine 39, Wheeling Engine 42, Park Ridge Engine 35, Arlington Heights Engine 2, Countryside Engine 412, Wheeling Engine 23, Deerfield Bannockburn Engine 20, Glenview Engine 8, Palatine Rural Engine 36, Winnekta Engine 28, Hoffman Estates Engine 23, North Maine Engine 1 (RIT), Rosemont Engine 156, Lincolnwood Engine 15, Lake Zurich Engine 324, Glencoe Engine 30, Elk Grove Village Engine 9, Skokie Engine 16, Mundelein Engine 432, Waukegan Engine 1, Stone Park Engine 21.
 
Prospect Heights Tower 9, Niles Tower 2 (RIT), Des Plaines Tower 61, Glenview Truck 14, Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Skokie Tower 16, Palatine Quint 83, Schaumburg Truck 52, Arlington Heights Tower 1, Grayslake Ladder 272, Libertyville Tower 461, Maywood Truck 502.
 
Prospect Heights Tanker 9, Morton Grove Squad 4, Lincolnshire Riverwoods Squad 51, Schaumburg Squad 55, Evanston Squad 21, Broadview Squad 7.
 
Wheeling Ambulance 24, Mount Prospect Ambulance 14, Des Plaines Ambulance 62, Long Grove Ambulance 55, Northbrook Ambulance 10, Northbrook Ambulance 11, Glenview Ambulance 8, Arlington Heights Ambulance 2, Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26, Schaumburg Ambulance 54, Skokie Ambulance 16, Highland Park Ambulance 32, Elk Grove Village Ambulance 8, Wilmette Ambulance, Elk Grove Township Ambulance 11.
 
Long Grove Utility 55 with ATV, Northfield Utility 29 with light tower, Air 3.
 
COQ: Station 9: Rolling Meadows Ambulance 15, and Wilmette Engine 27

 
Tyler Tobolt 
fire trucks at fire scene

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Schaumburg FD Squad 55

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Skokie FD Tower Ladder 16

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2-Alarm fire in Streamwood, 7-12-18

Streamwood Fire Department went to a 2nd Alarm for a house fire yesterday (7/12/18) at 304 Huntington Drive.

aftermath of house fire

Michael Paige photo

aftermath of house fire

Michael Paige photo

Firefighters render aid to a dog rescued from a house fire

Michael Paige photo

Firefighters render aid to a dog rescued from a house fire

Michael Paige photo

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Working fire in Chicago, 7-9-18

This from Steve Redick:

Fire in an auto repair shop, looked kinda doubtful for a few minutes but was under control in short order. This location is directly across the street from the scene of a fire fatal to 2 members in 1972. More images can be seen here:
 
Steve
 

auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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RIT at Chicago fire scene

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Firefighters battle auto bodyshop fire

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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news clipping of fatal fire at 6117 N Elston Ave in Chicago

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