Posts Tagged 1 dead from 3-alarm blaze at Rolling Meadows apartment fire

3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 3-4-15 (part 5)

This from Steve Redick at the 3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows:

A distant northwest suburb of Chicago (Rolling Meadows). Fire in a large apartment complex … poor access to 3 sides of the building and difficult water supply. Extreme cold, heavy snow and ice cover. A resident jumped from the 3rd floor and did not survive. Fire destroyed a large portion of the building but was apparently held at a fire wall. Two elevated master streams, a deck gun, and several handlines were used. The aerial view gives an idea of the size and limited access to the fire building. Interesting to note the daylight photo is from a major fire within this same complex several years ago with a similar outcome, but in much better weather conditions. All the the images plus a video can be seen at¬†www.ksc711.smugmug.com

5201 Carriageway Drive Rolling Meadows IL

fire truck at night fire scene

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fire truck at night fire scene

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fire truck at night fire scene

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firemen at night fire scene

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fire truck at night fire scene

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fire truck at night fire scene

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3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 3-4-15 (part 4)

Video from the fatal 3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows 3/4/15

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3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 3-4-15 (part 3)

Images from Tim Olk of the 3-alarm fire in Rolling Meadows Wednesday night (3/4/15).

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fireman with hose at night fire scene

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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tress covered with ice after building fire

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tress covered with ice after building fire

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3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 3-4-15 (part 2)

Images from Larry Shapiro of the fatal 3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows at 5201 Carriageway Drive (3/4/15).

LED lights illuminate fire truck aerial ladder at night

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LED lights illuminate fire truck aerial ladder at night

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American LaFrance fire engine at huge apartment building fire

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American LaFrance fire engine at huge apartment building fire

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fire truck maneuvers at night fire scene

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American LaFrance fire engine flow deck gun at huge apartment building fire

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Pierce Quantum fire engine at huge night fire scene

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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fire chief Pete Ahlman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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firemen covered with ice at winter fire scene

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3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 3-4-15 (part 1)

Rolling Meadows companies were called to 5201 Carriageway Drive for a reported fire in a third floor apartment around 8PM Wednesday evening (3/4/15). While en-route, they were advised of a sofa on fire with flames climbing the wall, and Battalion 15 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire. Police arriving on the scene reported flames shooting out of a third floor window, and then that a resident had jumped from a third floor balcony. The alarm was then upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Reportedly the police officers were performing CPR on the victim when firefighters arrived. The Chicago Tribune reports

The apartment was evacuated but officials said one person had died as a result of the blaze, officials said.

The person, whose age and gender was not immediately provided, jumped from the balcony of a third floor unit of the apartment building, said Rolling Meadows Fire Chief Scott Franzgrote. The person was pronounced dead at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

As of about 10 p.m., the blaze had been “contained,” but firefighters were still working to put out the fire, Franzgrote said. The first and second floors of the building had been evacuated, and firefighters were currently checking the third floor.

The alarm was subsequently upgraded to a 2nd Alarm and then a 3rd Alarm before being struck out shortly before midnight.

Several contributors were at the scene and there will be a series of posts showing images and videos.  As a side note, this building is directly across there street from another building in the same complex that was the site of a 3-Alarm fire several years ago.

fire engine at huge winter apartment building fire at night

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