Archive for category Fire Scene video

Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 10-31-20

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were sent to 667 Bernard Drive Saturday afternoon (10/31/20) for a reported dryer fire. Arriving units had heavy smoke and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. The fire apparently originated in the dryer and extended outside of the appliance charging the entire split-level house with smoke. Buffalo Grove units on the scene were Engine 26, Engine 27, Quint 25, Squad 25, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, and Battalion 4. They were assisted by Long Grove Tanker 55 and Battalion 55; Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Prospect Heights Engine 39; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Palatine Engine 82; and the Buffalo Grove EMA Mobile Com Unit.

Decon procedures and COVID safety measures were abundant at the scene for firefighters and family members.

Firefighter on ground ladder vents window with smoke #EONE Strength

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3-Alarm fire in McHenry, 10-17-20

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Multiple fire departments responded to a massive house fire on Burning Tree Circle in McHenry that was fully engulfed by fire when crews arrived. High winds added to the power of the fire. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

The homeowner, who was home at the time, was not injured. The house is considered a total loss.

From Michael Paige:

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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

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flames burn through roof of a house on fire

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Firefighter pulls additional hose line at house fire

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20

Winnetka police officers and firefighters were dispatched for a reported house fire before 1PM on Wednesday (9/2/20) at 614 Pine Lane. Battalion 28 was first on the scene to the small, dead-end street, and reported flames showing from the C-Sector. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire for additional resources. The narrow, one lane street did not allow much space for apparatus. Glencoe Engine 30 stretched 400′ of 5″ to a hydrant on the cross street and then supplied Winnetka Engine 28 through another 400′ that they dropped. Several lines were stretched into the house as companies attacked heavy fire in the attic. Additional lines were positioned around the exterior of the building as well.

The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm at roughly the 20-minute mark. The fire vented through the roof in at least three areas. In addition to the interior lines, a cellar nozzle was inserted from the roof into one of the openings and then reapplied into a second area. The fire was brought under control without extending much beyond the attic spaces. Two additional engines were requested later for additional manpower.

Companies at the scene included engines from Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Northfield, Evanston, Highland Park, Lincolnwood, Deerfield, and Wheeling. Trucks responded from Winnetka, Glenview, and Skokie. Additional units were Morton Grove Squad 4, Northbrook Ambulance 11, and Wilmette Ambulance 27. One firefighter on the scene was evaluated by Ambulance 11’s crew. Chief officers from Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook, and Northfield were at the fire.

Housed on the property is the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence.

 

smoke pours from vent hole cut in roof

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smoke pours from vent hole cut in roof

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Firefighters pull hose to battle a house fire

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chief fire officer in front of a house on fire

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Firefighters on the roof of a house use a cellar nozzle to douse flames in the atti

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3-Alarm fire in Rockford, 9-2-20

Excerpts from wrex.com:

Thirty firefighters, five Rockford fire engines, and three ladders responded to a nearly 150-year-old abandoned church fire Wednesday night at 607 Walnut St., at 6:24 p.m., and quickly spread because of the wooden structure. The church has been abandoned for several years. Rockford Fire Chief Derek Bergsten said he anticipates Kishwaukee and Walnut streets to be closed until morning.

A cause of the fire is still unknown. There was no power to the church, which rules out an electrical issue. Investigators interviewed neighbors and ask the public for any information on how the fire started.

According to inscriptions on the church, it was formerly the Rockford Masonic Cathedral. The year 1869 was etched into one of its walls. At one point it became the Metro Christian Center.

 

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-25-20 (more)

This from Asher Heimermann:

Kenosha firefighters responded to a dumpster fire at 30th Avenue & Roosevelt Road on Tuesday night during the third night of civil unrest.
 
Firefighters extinguished the fire before it could spread to the Pizza Hut and a nearby house.

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2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-26-20

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to 25 Dellmont Court today (8/26/20) for a house fire. First arriving units had fire from a roof vent of a two-story, single-family house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire and then to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources. Companies advanced several lines into the house and had difficulty gaining access to the attic. The fire self vented through the rear with flames and heavy smoke pushing out. An exterior line was used to darken down the fire before companies were again able to make an interior attack. The alarm was later elevated to a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower due to the excessive heat. Two firefighters were transported from the scene with heat related injuries.

 

Two Buffalo Grove engines and Long Grove Tanker 55 were on hydrants. An incomplete list of mutual aid companies includes units from Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Palatine, Countryside, Libertyville Lake Forest, Grayslake, Highland Park, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Hoffman Estates, and Winnetka.

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Firefighters with hose line at fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-24-20 (more)

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Kenosha Fire Department responded to multiple structure fires during a second night of riots and looting. Kenosha Fire Department pulled a 5th-alarm. Fire departments from Illinois and Wisconsin responded to the city to provide assistance.

The video shows all of the building fires that occurred on Monday night.
 

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ARFF training at Chicago Executive Airport, 8-19-20

Firefighters from the Prospect Heights FPD and the Wheeling FD trained together for aircraft rescue and firefighting at the Chicago Executive Airport

Oshkosh P-19 ARFF

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Rosenbauer America Timberwolf with bumper turret

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E-ONE Titan 4x4 ARFF

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Firefighters enter aircraft on fire during training

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Firefighters with hand line battle fames near an airplane

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2-Alarm fire in Kenosha, 8-12-20 (more)

Brief video from Tim Olk of the 2-Alarm fire in Kenosha, 8-12-20

 

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