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Of interest … Santa Rosa California wildfire

Berkeley firefighters released dramatic video showing what they saw as they arrived to help Santa Rosa fight the Tubbs Fire. Video courtesy Berkeley Fire Dept.

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-8-17

This from Steve Redick:

6670 Northwest Highway in the fire prone (lately) 11th battalion. This is very close to home and I arrived in short order. The occupancy was some kind of small community type theater. Initial observations seemed to indicate some deep seated fire in what I assumed would be many concealed spaces. Rapid roof ventilation and use of TIC allowed this fire to be contained in very short order. Just as well ’cause squad 7 was in a spare snorkel anyway. 😉

Steve

all the images can be seen here

 

Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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Chicago FD Engine 11

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fire engine backs dow alley

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Box Alarm fire in Cicero, 10-5-17 (part 1)

This from Jeff Braun Jr.;

Here are some photos from the Box Alarm in Cicero at 5939 W. Roosevelt Rd. (10/5/17). Calls initially came at Approx. 2300 Hours, and Chicago responded first. After they arrived on scene, they realized it was Cicero’s fire, but they were able to stay on scene and assist since it was a large commercial structure (even though they are not due on the Box Alarm for Cicero). Units from Cicero, Berwyn, Chicago, North Riverside, Oak Park, Forest Park, Stickney, Lyons, and Bedford Park were on scene. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY)

firefighters climb ladder

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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elevated master streams at commercial fire

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elevated master streams at commercial fire

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

Cicero fire engine at building fire

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

two tower ladders working master streams

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

water spring from fire hose coupling

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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Chicago fire trucks at a fire

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Forest Park FD fire engine

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Some quick video clips from Steve Redick

more to follow

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-22-17

From Steve Redick at the 2-11 Alarm warehouse fire at 6001 W. Dickens Ave a former Zenith TV facility

panoramic image of Chicago fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-10-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

CFD Canteen 4-0-0 reported to the EFAO yesterday morning around 4AM of (2), 2-sty frames going at 840 w 53rd Place. Canteen 4-0-2 was a block away at a SWAT call with CPD. Engine 49 arrived and went defensive on a 1.5-sty frame totally involved extending to a 2.5-sty frame to the west. Engine 50, in their new rig, was 2nd up and had numerous lines off. Companies had water problems and the box engines ended up dropping and feeding the attack engines from blocks away. Tower 39 really worked hard, taking the boards off most of the 2nd floor windows, making holes in the roof, and on the front of the building. Squad 5 was in the alley being fed by Engine 116. Towers 39 and 37 were both in spare tower ladders. I arrived after the 2-11, it was very over grown around both of the buildings. 
 
Josh
Chciago FD Squad 5A

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chciago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighter pump operator

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 123

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-28-27

Video by Steve Redick from the 2-11 Alarm overnight at 3925 N. Pulaski.

 

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a commercial building fire

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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

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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

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters rehab at fire scene

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Mundelein FD tower ladder

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Mundelein FD new and old fire trucks

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Northwest Lake County Fire Training Cooperative

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Buffalo Grove FD fire scene

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firefighters after battling a fire

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mom take picture of toddler dressed as a fireman

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

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E-ONE aerial ladder

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House fire in the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, 6-2-17

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) was called to 24341 Elm Road early Friday morning (6/2/17) for the report of an ATV on fire. A followup call apparently notified dispatchers that the fire had spread to the attached garage. Lake Forest Engine 422 arrived first  and advised that they had a fully-involved garage fire. LRFPD Engine 52, Squad 51, and Battalion 51 arrived right behind the first engine and all three suppression units exhausted their tank water on the initial attack. Countryside Engine 411 arrived with the Lincolnshire units and supplied their tank water inline as well. The home is located in an unincorporated area of Lake Forest without hydrants. 

On arrival, Battalion 51 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire and simultaneously a MABAS Box Alarm was struck which would bring several water tankers in addition to supplemental fire suppression companies. Portable tanks were dropped from Long Grove and Countryside tankers, While Long Grove drafted from the portable tanks supplying the engines at the scene, tankers from Countryside, Wauconda, Grayslake, and the Palatine Rural FPD shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant roughly a mile away.

The fire was largely contained to the garage with some extension into the house and attic. 

 

rural water supply at fire scene

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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smoldering remains of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Lake Forest FD Engine 422

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Firefighters vent roof of a house

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charred remains of ATV

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long hose lay at fire scene

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Engine 52

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fire trucks at scene with lots of hose on the ground

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fire department tanker dumps into portable tank

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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House fire in Prospect Heights, 6-1-17

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

 

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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

video by Steve Redick of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17

 

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