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Apartment fire in Park Ridge, 5-16-17

Park Ridge firefighters made quick work of fire in a first floor apartment at 2300 Windsor Mall on Tuesday (5/16/17). Units arrived to find residents evacuating and reporting fire in one unit. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire but the additional companies were released shortly after arriving.

fire engine with hose off the rear

Larry Shapiro

Park Ridge Firefighters at fire scene

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Norwood Park FPD Engine 101

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open windows after apartment fire

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fire department hose lines going into building

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Park Ridge FD Ambulance 36

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Park Ridge 2-11 & EMS Box Alarm 2-12-12

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

Park Ridge Engine 35 and Tower 36 were in front of the building. The tower was used as a stand-pip for the attack line. Larry Shapiro photo

Shortly before 11AM this morning, the Park Ridge Fire Department received an automatic fire alarm in a four-story apartment building at 500 Thames Parkway. While in route, they received a phone call reporting a fire on the top floor. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a working fire, and upon arrival to a MABAS Box Alarm when Battalion 35 saw the fire blowing out of the top floor unit in the rear.  The building has three floors with 10 units per floor. A 2nd Alarm was requested within minutes of the Box Alarm and an EMS Box Alarm was struck as a precaution due to the number of occupants.

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

The fire unit was in the rear of the building on the top floor. Steve Redick photo

The building is without a stand-pipe system, and Park Ridge companies took a 2 1/2-inch high-rise pack in to the building which was fed to the basket of Tower 36 through a top floor window. They made entry into the fire unit with this line and darkened the bulk of the fire.

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

The deck gun on DesPlaines Engine 62 was used to knock down the exterior mansard roof that was on fire prior to establishing a positive water supply. Steve Redick photo

DesPlaines Engine 62 was in the rear and was instructed to put their deck-gun to work to knock down exterior fire on the mansard roof.

Morton Grove Engine (Quint) 4 was used as the first aerial device in the rear.

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

Morton Grove was due on the Box Alarm with Squad 4. The squad is out-of-service and they responded with the quint instead and were put right to work. Steve Redick photo

The fire was contained to the unit of origin with minor damage to the neighboring apartments.

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

After the fire had been extinguished, hot spots lingered in several areas of the mansard roof before companies had a chance to tear it apart and get at everything inside. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

A line was stretched up the ladder of Engine 4 to provide water to companies on the roof that were addressing the remaining fire in the mansard roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Tim Olk, Steve Redick, and Larry Shapiro took in the fire and have submitted images from the scene.

 

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

A firefighter on the roof work to gain access to the mansard parapet to get at the fire within. Tim Olk photo

 

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

A Morton Grove firefighter works on the mansard as the crew from Niles Truck 2 works on an adjoining wall. Tim Olk photo

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

A Park Ridge firefighter disconnects the attack line from the tower ladder. Tim Olk photo

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

Niles Truck 2 went to the roof on the 'B' side of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

Norwood Park, Skokie, and Schiller Park were some of the mutual aid companies that responded to Park Ridge. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

The MABAS Division 3 'Comm 3' responded to the scene along with four chiefs as part of an IMAT. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge apartment fire Thames Parkway 2-12-12

A firefighter works on overhaul in the fire unit. Tim Olk photo

Tim’s gallery is HERE, Steve’s gallery is HERE, and Larry’s gallery is HERE.

Additionally, Steve created a video from the scene.

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