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Box alarm fire in Riverwoods, 9-11-23

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) firefighters were sent to a reported house fire this morning at 1975 Rose Terrace in Riverwoods. After receiving a call from the homeowner reporting flames in the garage, the alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire. The first engine arrived at the large, two-story home and reported a fully-involved attached garage before initiating a transitional attack with a 2 1/2″ line.

Departments assisting the LRFPD at the scene were the Long Grove FPD, the Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD, the Countryside FPD, and Wheeling. After being on scene for roughly 30 minutes, the alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm as companies found additional pockets of fire extension in the house. On the Box Alarm, companies came from Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Gurnee, and Libertyville.

The fire was contained and several mutual aid companies were returned from the staging area in short order.

Here are some images from Larry Shapiro who arrived after the Box Alarm.; #Lincolnshire-RiverwoodsFPD; #housefire;

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-23-23

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Chicago firefighters responded to an extra-alarm fire at a grocery store in the Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m. in the Park To Shop grocery store in the 2100-block of South Archer Avenue. 

There were no reports of any firefighters suffering from heat fatigue and no injuries have been reported.

The fire department had trouble putting out the fire due to the building’s concrete roof. 

The Chicago Building Department was called in to help open up walls to gain access.

At about 6:45 a.m., CFD said the fire was struck out. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Working fire in Shiocton, WI – 8-2-23

This from Wayne Gauger at 11PM:

The River Rail Bar & Banquet Hall in Shiocton Wisconsin is currently on fire – some witnesses are saying that they can see the smoke from more than three miles away.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire and if anyone was injured. Fire departments from at least seven different towns are on the scene.

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-9-23

From Steve Redick:

Still & Box in a Dollar Store at Armitage and Lawler



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Peoria Fire Department news

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A harrowing rescue involving a five-year-old jumping to safety during an apartment fire in Peoria was caught on body-camera footage earlier this week.

According to officials, Peoria County deputies at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday responded to an apartment fire at the Edgewood Apartment complex in the 2700 block of Radan Court. Upon arrival, deputies reported flames coming out of the building, and family of four trapped on the third floor.

In a press release, the Peoria County Sherriff’s Office says deputies attempted to make entry into the building, but that flames had overtaken the hallway. Video and photos from the scene posted to the Sherriff’s office Facebook page show officers attempting to enter a stairwell engulfed in flames.

According to the release, deputies worked with citizens and used a blanket to catch a five-year-old, who had been trapped on the third floor by the blaze.

Body-camera video from the scene shows neighbors and fire officials urgently directing the child to jump out of a window, shouting “Now! Now!” The video goes on to show the group eventually catching the child safely in the blanket.

According to officials the three other family members in the apartment were also rescued from the fire. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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Working fire in Melrose Park

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Working fire in Oak Park, 6-7-23

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2-11 Alarm fire in CHicago, 4-17-23

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An extra-alarm fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. in a pallet yard at 25th and Rockwell streets Monday evening in Little Village prompting a 2-11 alarm. The wind Monday night made fighting the fire more difficult.

Ten hose lines were used at the fire which was contained to the pallet yard. The fire was under control by just after 8:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported.


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Barn fire in Sugar Grove, IL – 4-13-23

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Sugar Grove, IL – On Thursday, April 13, 2023 fire broke out just before 5 PM in a barn on Bliss Rd. north of I-88 within the coverage area of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. A MABAS Box Alarm was requested. Fire crews worked to supply water via tenders to fight the fire and protect several nearby structures. No injuries to people nor animals were reported. – Video by RADIOMAN911


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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-10-23

This from Steve Redick

2-11 Alarm fire at 2913 S Archer. Two commercial buildings, two TL and Snorkel working


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