Posts Tagged Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25

Rollover crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 8-14-22

Police and firefighters in Buffalo Grove were called for a 1-car rollover crash with entrapment Sunday afternoon on Hawthorne Road near Vernon Lane. They found an SUV that had struck a tree, on it’s side, with two passengers inside. The driver was removed through the sunroof and transported to the hospital by Buffalo Grove. A Palatine ambulance was requested for the car’s passenger. Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Ambulance 25, and Palatine Ambulance 82 were at the scene in addition to Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Safety Chief 408, and several Buffalo Grove police units.; #larryshapiro;; #BuffaloGroveFD; #MVA; #rollover;

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

More from Larry Shapiro at the 2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

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Shortly before noon today, Buffalo Grove companies were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a basement window at 941 Pine Tree Circle South. Buffalo Grove Engine 26, freeing up from an EMS run reported a large header less than a minute later and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire.

Companies arrived with flames through the roof, emanating from a second floor unit in the center of the six-unit townhouse. Engine 26 encountered extreme heat on the second floor landing after forcing entry into the unit. An interior attack was in progress when a partial collapse was reported and companies retreated and began a defensive, exterior attack from the front and rear. Heavy fire was pushing out of the rear of the unit that was along a small lake. The master stream from Tower 25 was put into operation for a period of time before companies went interior again.

The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional manpower and then a 2nd Alarm due to the hot day and extensive work required to extinguish the remaining hot spots. Many of the 2nd alarm companies were returned in short order.

There was some extension to the 2nd floor unit to the west and water damage to the unit directly below the fire unit. A firewall assisted firefighter’s efforts to keep the fire from moving into units on the east.

Companies at the scene from the Code 4 included most Buffalo Grove companies, engines from Wheeling, Prospect Heights, and Arlington Heights, a squad from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, a tower ladder from Elk Grove Village, ambulances from Long Grove and Arlington Heights, and Buffalo Grove MobileComm.

The Box Alarm brought a quint from Mundelein, engines from Highland Park, Deerfield-Bannockburn, and Grayslake. The the second alarm brought two aerials, two squads, and two more engines.; #larryshapiro;; #firescene; #BuffaloGroveFD; #EONE; #EONEStrength;

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Working fire in Arlington Heights, 1-16-22

From Larry Shapiro:

A few scene photos from a fire at 2619 N. Ridge Road in Arlington Heights Sunday night (1/16/22). It came in as fire in a bathroom and the first engine reported fire visible from the roof. Units on scene were from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Palatine.

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As seen around … Buffalo Grove

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Finally had an opportunity to photograph the new tower ladder in Buffalo Grove

2020 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 platform aerial #EONEStrength

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 11-25-21 (more)

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smoke pushes from garage of a house

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 11-25-21

Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights, Long Grove, Wheeling, Rolling Meadows, and Northbrook firefighters were working at a house fire in Buffalo Grove Thursday morning at 1044 Greenridge Road.

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Motel fire in Wheeling, 8-22-21

Wheeling firefighters were assisted by several departments after fire broke out at the Olde Court Inn Motel at 374 N. Milwaukee Avenue Sunday night 8-22-21. Arriving companies reported smoke from several rooms on arrival.

motel fire at night

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A partial list of departments at the scene in eluded Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Niles, North Maine, Deerfield-Bannockburn, and Northbrook.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-1-21 (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-1-21

Ferrara Inferno tower ladder at fire scene

House fire at 605 Patton Drive in Buffalo Grove, IL 2-1-21. Larry Shapiro photo

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-1-21

Northwest Central Dispatch received a call around noon on Monday (2/1/21) from a resident reporting a neighbor’s house on fire at 605 Patton Drive in Buffalo Grove. Arriving fire companies had flames and heavy smoke through the roof of a small, split-level house. The first unit on scene, Tower 25, initiated a transitional attack from the rear of the house as other companies arrived and began pulling additional lines. Buffalo Grove engine 26 and Arlington Heights Engine 4 were the next to arrive followed by Palatine Engine 82, several ambulances, and chief officers. 

Three hand lines were stretched for an interior attack of the fire that was in the attic and second floor, the bulk of which was extinguished within about 15 minutes.

Additional units at the scene were Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Chief 400, Chief 401, Chief 408, Arlington Heights Battalion 1, Long Grove Battalion 55, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51, Long Grove Squad 55, Prospect Heights Engine 9, Buffalo Grove Squad 25, Arlington Heights Ambulance 4, plus Buffalo Grove Ambulances 25, 26, and 28.


smoke and flames from the roof of a house

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