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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 trucks 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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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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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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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

a large photo gallery is at shapirophotography.net

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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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huge apartment building fire

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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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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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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 12-30-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

During the late evening hours of December 30th, the Buffalo Grove FD was notified that a resident had extinguished a small fire outside of a townhouse unit at 211 Winding Oak Lane. Engine 26 was sent to investigate and verify that the fire had been extinguished, but instead found that the fire had made it’s way under the rear sliding door into the crawlspace of the unit.

The alarm was upgraded from an investigation to a working fire response bringing assistance from Arlington Heights, Long Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Palatine, and Wauconda. The flooring of the unit was almost totally removed to expose the crawlspace and verify that the fire was contained to the one unit.

 

firemen gear up to make entry

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firemen use saw to cut plywood floor

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fireman with fire hose and smoke

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Ferrara tower ladder at night

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firemen pull supply hose of engine

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firemen access crawlspace fire

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fire on wooden deck

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