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4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake 2-15-14 (pt 6)

At long last, an epic 20 minute video from Larry Shapiro that includes the work of the Chicago Foam Task Force.

The series of postings from this fire can be viewed beginning HERE.

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4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake, 2-15-14 (part 5)

From John Tulipano:

I was one of the LATE arrivers to the Northlake 4th Alarm at 2200 N. Mannheim yesterday. Was able to get a few shots as members from Hillside, Melrose Park and Broadview worked several handlines covering the exposure in sector 3. Also got some shots as members from Leyden overhauled one of several vehicles next to the fire building.

chief fire officers at night fire scene

John Tulipano photo

firemen with hose lines at fire scene

John Tulipano photo

firemen with truck fire

John Tulipano photo

firemen with truck fire

John Tulipano photo

firemen overhaul warehouse fire

John Tulipano photo

John has a gallery to be viewed HERE.

 

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4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake, 2-15-14 (part 4)

Images from Larry Shapiro from the 4-Alarm fire in Northlake, 2-15-14. He was on-hand when the Foam Task Force from O’Hare arrived and was deployed to apply a foam coating to the contents of the building. There will be a video coming too.

Seagrave aerial at big fire

Franklin Park Truck 2 working in front of the building on Mannheim Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Oshkosjh Striker ARFF at building fire

6-5-3 covered the interior of the demolished building with a foam coating. Larry Shapiro photo

Oshkosjh Striker ARFF at building fire

6-5-3 discharging foam into the building. Lary Shapiro photo

heavy wrecker working at fire scene

The towing company pulls the truck away from the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago ARFF at fire scene in the snow

Chicago 6-5-3 from O’Hare Airport came as part of the foam task force. Larry Shapiro photo

Century wrecker at night in the snow

Heavy wrecker brought in to remove a box truck. Larry Shapiro photo

canteen service aids firefighters at fire scene

MESS Canteen’s new unit working it’s second fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

ireman controls an elevated master stream

A Franklin Park firefighter controls the ladder pipe. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman with a hose line at a fire scene

Leyden Township firefighters on a hand line. Larry Shapiro photo

fire ball erupts from tire warehouse

The B-C corner well into the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

fire engine at night

River Grove engine (X-Schaumburg). Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire singe at night fire scene

Park Ridge Engine 35 was one of four engines pumping inline to supply the Schiller Park tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with many more images can be viewed HERE.

Part 3 in this series is HERE.

Other images are at fire scenes.net

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4-Alarm fire in Northlake with 2 specials, 2-15-14 (part 3)

More images from Steve Redick from the 4-Alarm fire in Northlake at 2200 N. Mannheim Road.

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

Steve Redick photo

Part 2 in this series is HERE.

More images at fire scenes.net.

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4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake, 2-15-14 (part 2)

Images from Eric Haak:

silhouette of fireman with massive fire

Northlake FF working their aerial pipe in sector 2. Eric Haak photo

fire truck with massive flames at night fire scene

Northlake truck working on Dickens Avenue. Eric Haak photo

huge fireball at massive building fire

Fire conditions in sector 3 with the backyard of exposure building in foreground.. Eric Haak photo

firemen working at massive fire scene

Several crews work to save a frame residence exposure in sector 3. Eric Haak photo

Ameican LaFrance fire engine with huge flames

Hillside Engine 402 operating on Dickens Avenue. Eric Haak photo

Pierce fire engine at fire scene with fire hydrant

Bensenville Squad 17 operating at the corner of Palmer & Mannheim. Eric Haak photo

The previous post from this fire is HERE.

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4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake, 2-15-14 (part 1)

This is the first in what will be a multi-part posting about Saturday night’s 4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake. Multiple contributors were at the scene.

Massive 4-Alarm fire in Northlake

4-Alarm fire in Northlake on 2-15-14. Steve Redick photo

Prior to receiving multiple cellphone calls, someone knocked on the door of the Leyden Township FPD station at the corner of Mannheim and Grand just before 6PM to report a fire four blocks down the road. Units found heavy smoke pushing from a one-story, commercial structure with a bow-string truss roof. The building was occupied by a tire business and was currently full of tires.

The fire, at 2200 N. Mannheim Road was in the Northlake Fire Protection District. (opposite sides of the intersection belong to either the Leyden Township FPD or the Northlake FPD). The Still Alarm was filled out and a Box Alarm, then a 2nd Alarm were requested within minutes, followed very shortly be the 3rd and 4th Alarms.

The roof collapsed early and sent flames several hundred feet into the air as companies setup elevated master streams from the Leyden quint, trucks from Northlake and Franklin Park, and then the Schiller Park tower ladder.

Here’s the rundown of companies and alarms:

  • Still Alarm: Northlake Engine & truck; Leyden quint; Melrose Park engine
  • Full Still: Bensenville engine; Leyden ambulance; Elmhurst truck
  • Box Alarm: engines from Hillside & Stone Park; Franklin Park truck; Schiller Park tower ladder; ambulances from Bensdenville & Melrose Park
  • 2nd Alarm: engines from Berkely & Elmwood Park; Rosemont tower ladder; Broadview squad
  • 3rd Alarm: engines from Norwood Park & River Grove; Addison tower ladder
  • 4th Alarm: engine from Park Ridge and Villa Park
  • 1st Special Alarm: Interdivisional request for an engine Task Force from Division 3; North Maine, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview, & Prospect Heights
  • 2nd Special Alarm: Foam Task Force from Chicago Division 9; Battalion 8, Engine 10, Squad 7, Squad 7A, ARFF 6-5-3
  • Also at the scene were: Bellwood bus, Bellwood command post, Bellwood tower ladder, River Grove ambulance, Schiller Park ambulance, MESS Canteen, Salvation Army Canteen, O’Hare Towing, ¬†numerous ESDA units, multiple chief officers

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