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Working fire in Winthrop Harbor, 9-23-20

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Beach Park, Newport, Zion, and Pleasant Prairie,WI  assisted Winthrop Harbor for a large garage fire at 207 Oakdale Ave. Zion 1811 was first in and found smoke with no visible flames from a metal pole barn garage. Crews found fire in the rafters, but had some difficulty gaining entry due to heavy storage inside the garage. Command ungraded to the Working Still, bringing Great Lakes, and Gurnee to the scene.
Jeff Rudolph
collect signs on barn

Jeff Rudolph photo

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Box Alarm fire in Sycamore, 9-17-20 (more)

This from Art Zern:

A PD officer took this shot upon arrival of our E-1 with the first 2 ½” stretched but not charged yet at the commercial fire at 126 E. State Street.

Art

fire scene at night

Sycamore PD photo

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Box Alarm fire in Sycamore, 9-17-20

This from Art Zern:

At 0353 on 9/17/20, Sycamore fire was dispatched to 126 E. State Street for a working structure fire that was “fully involved” fire per the PD.  E-1 and Chief 3 arrived to a two-story ordinary (75 X 125) with heavy smoke and fire in the first floor laundromat on the A/B corner.  C-3 pulled a Box and set staging at State (Rt 64) and Main (Rt 23).  The building contained the State Street Laundromat and World Famous Pizza on the first floor and Spider Tatooz and office space on the 2.

E-1 (with 4) pulled a 2 ½” to the B-side and a Mercury Monitor to the A-side and hit it with 800-900 GPM and secured their own water supply.  E-2 (with 4) backed in from Main St. hugging the north curb to keep the street open for Dekalb T-1. T-1 handled roof opening and the second truck (Hampshire) was set-up on the B-side and handled vent duties on that side.  After the bulk of the fire was knocked, E-1 and E-2 stretched a line to the second floor for searches and to check for extension with an assist by Elburn and Maple Park engines. Genoa Kingston’s engine backed down to T-1 and lead-out a supply line just in case.

Two engines and a truck were held in staging.  “Big Water” on arrival and solid efforts from all companies put an excellent stop on this well-involved commercial fire. 

There was heavy fire, smoke, and water damage in the laundromat, smoke and water in World Famous Pizza, and smoke on the second to Spiders Tatoozs and the other office space.  Spider is a great friend of the Sycamore FD, a city alderman and a retired Cortland captain.  Spider has been fighting hard against cancer and this is the last thing he needed, and if you know him, send your love and support his way!

Thanks to all of our Mutual Aid partners.

Art

Dekalb FD ladder truck at fire scene

Sycamore FD photo

Dekalb FD ladder truck at fire scene

Sycamore FD photo

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine at work

Sycamore FD photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-143-20

Chicago firefighters battled a 2-11 Alarm fire on Sunday at 4501 W. Addison Street at a commercial laundry.

From CFD Media on Twitter:

2-11 alarm 4502 W Addison CDD starting defensive operations. No injuries

fire scene in Chicago

CFD Media photo

fire scene in Chicago

CFD Media photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

CFD Media photo

And some late photos from Larry Shapiro:

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Larry Shapiro photo

Seagrave ladder truck in Chicago

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters venting a roof

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Sycamore, 9-5-20

This from Art Zern:

Sycamore fire was dispatched to a General Alarm just before midnight Saturday 9/5/20 for a structure fire.  Engine 1 and Chief 3 arrived to find a two-story duplex with heavy fire on the C and D sides extending into both floors and the attic.  E-1 stretched a 2 ½” to the C/D corner to knock down the bulk of the fire that had started on the deck and extended via the vinyl siding.  E-2 arrived and assisted in securing positive water and extended a second line to the second floor for extinguishment and to pull walls and ceilings.  All occupants had escaped prior to arrival. C-3 boxed the fire because several General Alarm companies were not available or delayed.  Good stop by E-1 and E-2.  Dekalb T-1 handled roof ops and other companies conducted extensive overhaul, checked the other unit for extension, and handled RIT duties.  Many thanks to our mutual aid partners.  

house fire scene in Sycamore

Sycamore Fire Department photo

house fire scene in Sycamore

Sycamore Fire Department photo

house fire scene in Sycamore

Sycamore Fire Department photo

From the Sycamore Fire Department Facebook page:

2nd structure fire in the last 8 days, this time a nice stop by Gold Shift crews!

This is the press release from fire on early Sunday morning-

On Saturday September 05, 2020 approximately 2358 hrs, the Sycamore Fire Department was dispatched to 660 Hill Street for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, initial fire companies found heavy fire from the rear deck area of a residential structure extending vertically into the attic space. Initially crews attacked the fire from the exterior with a large 2 ½” hand line and when the fire was knocked down, began an aggressive, interior fire attack with 1 ¾” hand lines and began a primary search for occupants. Fire companies made a quick knock down of the fire and had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. Fire companies remained on scene for an hour and a half performing overhaul and checking for fire extension.

The Sycamore Fire Department was assisted by DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston, Elburn, Malta, Kirkland, Somonauk, Maple Park, Burlington Fire Departments. Also assisting were Sycamore Police Department, Com-ed and NICOR.

There were no injuries to residents or firefighters. The roof structure is severely damaged from flame and heat. The 2nd floor level was heavily damaged from heat, smoke, and water damage. The first floor and basement level is damaged from smoke and water. The loss from the fire is estimated at approximately $150,000.00. The building is not habitable and all residents were relocated.

The cause of the fire is currently listed as undetermined, pending further investigation.

 

 

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20 (final)

a few more images from the Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20 (more)

attic fire through the roof

Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan Gladiator classic

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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3-Alarm fire in Stone Park, 9-5-20 (more)

More from the 3-Alarm fire in Stone Park, 9-5-20

Excerpts from chicago.cbslocal.com:

A dozen families were left homeless Saturday after winds fueled a fire that destroyed four residential buildings in the 1800 block of 36th Avenue in Stone Park. By the time the firefighters arrived, three buildings were already in flames. A dozen families – some with young children – were left homeless. 

Investigators believe the fire started on a wooden back porch of one unit. They say winds fueled it, and that quickly made flames jump from one building to the next.

flames from detached garage on fire

Tim Olk photo

hitting hot spots after a fire

Tim Olk photo

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3-Alarm fire in Stone Park, 9-5-20

From the Westchester FD twitter:

This afternoon, Truck 25 responded to a 3 alarm fire in Stone Park with multiple residential buildings on fire.

apartments destroyed in Stone Park fire

Westchester FD photo

From the Schiller Park Firefighters Local 5230 Twitter page:

 #local5230 members on Truck 5, along with several other Fire Departments, are assisting Melrose Park on a 3rd Alarm apartment building fire In the area of 1822 N 36th St.
 

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20 (more)

brief video from Tom Whittaker from behind the house on Pine Street

More photos from the Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20

Winnetka Firefighter and fire truck

Larry Shapiro photo

flames burn through roof of a house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighter pulls additional hose line at house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Working fire in Belvidere, 9-2-20

Excerpts from wifr.com:

The Belvidere Fire Department was called to the 600 block of W. Locust Street for a report of smoke coming from a multi-family apartment building at 10:36 a.m Wednesday morning (9/2/20). First responders Firefighters reported light smoke showing from the rear of the three-story building while evacuation was taking place.

The fire was found and extinguished in a second level apartment of the 16-unit apartment complex. 

The fire was ruled accidental and caused $20,000 damage to the structure which is valued at $950,000. Area departments that responded with Belvidere were Boone County Fire Districts #2 and #3, Cherry Valley Fire, Marengo Fire, Boone County EMA, OSF Lifeline, and the Capron Rescue Squad.

Firefighter stretches hose at fire truck

Tim Olk photo

smoke from apartment building

Tim Olk photo

Firefighters at t he scene of a small fire in an apartment building in Belvidere, IL 9-2-20

Tim Olk photo

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