Posts Tagged car fire

Car fire in Buffalo Grove, 3-27-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here is a quick video and some photos of Buffalo Grove firefighters hitting a car fire on Harvard Lane 3/27/17.

car engulfed in flames

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters extinguish a car fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters extinguish a car fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters extinguish a car fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters extinguish a car fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Car fire in Chicago, 12-25-15

This from Eric Haak:

Just some quick images of an auto Engine 16 had on the southbound Dan Ryan at 47th street Christmas morning.
a car fire on the expressway

Eric Haak photo

a car fire on the expressway

Eric Haak photo

firemen extinguish a car fire on the expressway

Eric Haak photo

firemen extinguish a car fire on the expressway

Eric Haak photo

firemen extinguish a car fire on the expressway

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Car fire in St Charles, 11-6-14

This from John Tulipano:

Yesterday (11/6/14) at approximately 09:00 St Charles dispatched Eng 103 to an automobile fire at 208 S. 15th. Caller reported a Buick on fire close to the garage with some small explosions. I was about 7 blocks to the east and headed that direction. I arrived about 30 seconds before Engine 103.

After the fire was extinguished the engineer pointed out that the hood shocks had embedded themselves into the garage door. (See last photo)
Fire under the hood was extinguished in a few minutes.
John
car fire in driveway

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car fire in driveway

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car fire explodes shocks

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Car fire in Chicago, 10-12-14

This from Josh Boyajian:

On the way home from the working fire on Sunday night, we caught an auto fire at 54th and Millard.

 

car engulfed in flames at night

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car engulfed in flames at night

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firemen extinguish car fire at night

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Lake Forest car fire 8-24-13

These images are from Tim Olk of a car fire in Lake Forest this afternoon.

Lake Forest Fire Department

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Lake Forest Fire Department

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Car fire in Harvey

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Caught this before the engine arrived, not much to say. Car accident resulting in the car catching fire. Engine 4 responded and put fire out.
car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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car fire in Harvey Fire Department firefighter

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Crash and fire on I94 (Edens) 4-8-12

Two car accident and fire I94 Edens at the Kennedy 4-8-12

Images prior to the arrival of fire companies of one car that flipped and caught fire. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk submitted the following:

Two cars passed me doing well over 100 mph, one on my left and the other on the right at the Edens/Kennedy split. As they made the sharp turn I saw both lost control.  All I saw was smoke and car parts flying. Got on 9-1-1 and said there were 2 cars on fire and the need for a squad for a possible pin-in, 2 ambos and that I was searching for the occupants. Both cars were on fire . The upside down Caddy was on fire and it looked like both drivers were ejected. The guy was walking and the girl had to be pulled away from the car . The other driver asked me if everything was ok then walked away but later was found up the Edens with some other cars that had stopped. I hate the Kennedy at night after 2am, it’s a raceway.

Two car accident and fire I94 Edens at the Kennedy 4-8-12

As the overturned car burns, the two occupants can be seen in the background and the other vehicle is farther down the road. Tim Olk photo

Two car accident and fire I94 Edens at the Kennedy 4-8-12

The two occupants of this Cadillac were both out of the car after the crash. Tim Olk photo

Two car accident and fire I94 Edens at the Kennedy 4-8-12

A firefighter advances on the burning Cadillac. Tim Olk photo

Two car accident and fire I94 Edens at the Kennedy 4-8-12

Another firefighter waits for water to hit the second car that was on fire. Tim Olk photo

Two car accident and fire I94 Edens at the Kennedy 4-8-12

The line is moved in to apply foam to the overturned car after the main fire was knocked down. Tim Olk photo

Two car accident and fire I94 Edens at the Kennedy 4-8-12

The smoldering remains of the Porsche is examined to make sure the fire is out. Tim Olk photo

More images from the scene can be found HERE.

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Firefighter II training

A Firefighter II Class currently running at the Northern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) was learning about automobile fires on Wednesday. They had half a dozen cars to destroy in the yard and they went about it in style. Always up for a fire … and with nothing genuine to attract a photographer in the area … Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro stopped by to take some photos.

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

Nothing like a well-involved automobile to produce big flames and thick black smoke. Larry Shapiro photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

Firefighters open a door of the burning car. Tim Olk photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

The firefighter encounters heavy smoke from the passenger compartment. Tim Olk photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

Given the go-ahead, firefighters advance on the fully involved car. Larry Shapiro photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

An instructor shows the firefighters where to insert the halogen to pry open the hood. Tim Olk photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

After the fire is knocked down, a firefighter advances to hit the remaining fire under the hood. Larry Shapiro photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

Under the watchful eye of an instructor, a firefighter uses a saw to cut into the trunk. Larry Shapiro photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

A firefighter works to open the hood to expose the engine compartment. Tim Olk photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

Enveloped by smoke, a handline is used to wet down the engine compartment. Larry Shapiro photo

NIPSTA firefighter training auto fires

Firefighters work to get the hood open. Tim Olk photo

Fire photographer Tim Olk

For those one or two in Illinois who have never met Tim Olk ... let me introduce you. Larry Shapiro photo

More images can be found HERE and HERE.

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